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Staff Ride – Battle Road (Lexington and Concord, MA)
Nov 16, 2018—Nov 18, 2018
Staff Ride Overview
Special: This event is open only to active duty military members, retired military personnel, Revere’s Riders members, and other invited guests. Please contact the event director if you have any questions.
Required Equipment: No special equipment is required, but dress for the weather.
Overview: This event is a tour of Battle Road. The narration will put the events of April 1775 into context emphasizing the role played by passion, chance and reason. Secondary themes will include intelligence, security, information operations, morale force, leadership, agency, and choice.
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Hear the true story of Paul Revere’s famous ride and learn about the events that immediately precipitated the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere did not ride alone – many individuals played crucial roles in the events of April 19th, 1775.
This history presentation begins with alarm riders warning “the Regulars are out!” You’ll hear about the dramatic stand on Lexington Green and the “shots heard ’round the world” at Concord’s North Bridge. The tale concludes with harrowing life-or-death choices made along the 17 mile “battle road.”
This exciting tale will be woven throughout the day as we visit the actual historic sites.
Additional Event Information
Please contact the Event Director for additional information to include exact event timing and meeting location. This event will occur on the weekend of 16-18 November.
Win a Copy of “Paul Revere’s Ride”
Our history presentations are based on “Paul Revere’s Ride” by David Hackett Fischer, a thoroughly researched recounting of the events leading up to the historic skirmishes between Patriots and Red Coats at Concord and Lexington on April 19, 1775.
“The true story of Paul Revere’s ride is very different from the popular myth of the lone rider of the Revolution…This is a tale of contingency, with great events hanging in the narrow balance. It is the story of free people, making hard choices. Most of all, it is about America’s half-remembered heritage of collective action in the cause of freedom. When Paul Revere and his many friends alarmed the Middlesex countryside, they were carrying that message for us.”
We will be giving away a softcover copy of “Paul Revere’s Ride” to one lucky participant at this event.
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