“The time just didn’t seem appropriate to hold a fake celebration of an event that didn’t take place if no one could attend,” said Maria, chair of the Faux Celebration Committee.
“It’s a real disappointment,” she said.“The merchandising efforts were in full swing. We had banners, signs and specially-made tee-shirts!”
“The tee-shirts were really sharp, going back to the ‘origins’ of the battle when a British spy couple got lost on the way to Concord. The shirts had a small Bedford Flag on the front, and The Battle of Sweeney Ridge – Never Ask for Directions! on the back.”
A lot of effort went into planning Sunday’s commemoration. A year-long search finally found a ‘Hero Dog’ — Cody, a Black Lab who flunked out of a search and rescue program was the unanimous choice.
Stay tuned. Hopefully, the Battle of Sweeney Ridge will be celebrated again in 2021
Learn about the origins of the Battle of Sweeney Ridge in The Bedford Citizen – April 11, 2018 — Plans to Celebrate the Battle of Sweeney Ridge Battle Move Forward