Patriots’ Day begins with the 2016 Battle of Lexington reenactment

Watch scenes from the early morning event.

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There’s plenty to celebrate on Marathon Monday if you’re a fan of running or if you just have a whole lot of Boston pride. For some, however, Patriots’ Day is the real cause for celebration, and that celebration starts as the sun is coming up.

This morning, beginning at 5:30 a.m. on the Battle Green in Lexington, Revolutionary War reenactors gathered to recreate the Battle of Lexington, which took place April 19, 1775. The “shot heard around the world” at Lexington officially marked the beginning of the war.

In case you were worried, yes, the British won Lexington, but the colonies won the war.




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