Bedford’s Liberty Pole is Capped!

The Bedford Minuteman Company prepares to raise the Liberty Pole at Willson Park – Image (c) Bob Bass, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Cloudy skies turned sunny as Bedford’s annual Pole Capping ceremony got underway on Saturday morning, April 7.

 

The Liberty Pole was duly scaled, and British Regulars stormed Willson Park to take the Patriot pole-climber into custody, although he was later released in favor of a more important prisoner – Image (c) Bob Bass, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 

Town Manager Richard Reed is taken into custody by British Regulars as Hanscom Air Force Base and National Park Service dignitaries look on – Image (c) Dan Brosgol, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 

In a surprise move this year, retiring Town Manager Richard Reed was detained and ‘charged’ with his long-standing promotion of the Minuteman Company’s seditious behavior – Image (c) Bob Bass, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 

As always, there was the boom of black powder – Image (c) Bob Bass 2018 all rights reserved

 

Town Historian Sharon McDonald – Image (c) Bob Bass, 2018 all rights reserved

Town Historian Sharon McDonald composed an original poem to commemorate today’s Pole Capping ceremony. Click this link to read her poem in its entirety.

 

 

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