The year 2025 will mark the 250th anniversary of the historic battles of Concord and Lexington and 2026 will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The 200th celebration in 1975 was a grand enterprise attended by President Gerald Ford along with local, national and international dignitaries. To mark these significant anniversaries in 2025 and 2026, the Select Board has established the Concord 2025 Executive Committee. The Committee will:
- evaluate and make recommendations on how the Town should manage the commemoration of these historic events:
- oversee subcommittees created for their various purposes, and to supervise and assist them in their functions;
- sponsor activities which commemorate and celebrate the place of Concord in the history of our nation;
- recognize the influence that the Town and its residents have had on the ideals of liberty, the unity of mankind and our co-existence with the natural and social environment which we inhabit. As the custodians of this place and heritage, it is our responsibility to host a celebration worthy of the events which took place in our Town 250 years ago.
The Executive Committee will coordinate the Town’s events with our sister communities of Lincoln, Bedford, Lexington, and Arlington (Battle Road 2025); Minuteman National Historical Park; Hanscom Air Force Base, the Massachusetts National Guard, local, state, regional and federal agencies, musical, performing and historical re-enactment groups .
PLEASE JOIN US: If you would like to join in the work of the Committee by signing up for one of our Sub-committees such as Arts, Literature & Music; Communications & Publicity, Event Planning; Finance, History & Education , Hospitality & Invitations, Outreach & Coordination, Permanent Memorial and Public Safety. To take advantage of the opportunities available, please send us an email at email@example.com
|Henry Dane||Select Board|
|John J. Arena III|