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Pole Capping

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Annually, on a Saturday in early April, the Bedford Minuteman Company and Minuteman Companies from the area converge on Willson Park in Bedford to commemorate the spirit and courage of the patriots who sparked the American Revolution.

This ceremony features a march, displays of musketry, and music of the period performed by the men and women of the many Minuteman Companies in attendance. But the main event – which draws not only spectators, but also the soldiers of His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot, intent on stopping the defiant rabble-rousing – is the raising of a tall wooden pole, which is climbed by a Bedford Minuteman and affixed with a red knitted cap.

You can read more about the annual Pole Capping event on the Bedford Minuteman Company web site.



April 7, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Willson Park
Concord Road
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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