The following is a press release from the Patriots’ Day Parade Committee. It has been lightly edited.
The Patriots’ Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that this year’s parade will take place on Sunday, April 15, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The parade, a long-standing town tradition, will begin at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Brattle Street, and will continue down Massachusetts Avenue to the Walgreens in East Arlington.
The yearly celebration commemorates Arlington’s Revolutionary War history as a gathering place for American militia following the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
Leader Bank has been announced as this year’s major parade sponsor in celebration of the bank’s tenth anniversary.
(See the attached document for the complete lineup.)
Participants in the parade include the Shriners (always a favorite), along with the Massachusetts State Police Pipes & Drums and many more bands, the Wells Fargo Stage Wagon, our local scouts and all sorts of Arlington community groups.
This year’s grand marshal will be the Greeley family, honoring Brian Greeley for his years of service to this parade and the town of Arlington.
The parade route will offer a “quiet zone,” stretching from Jason Street to just past Town Hall, where spectators can watch the parade with minimal noises such as sirens and gunfire.
As the only bank headquartered in Arlington over the past decade, Leader Bank is looking forward to making this year’s parade one of the biggest celebrations yet.
“Events such as the Patriots’ Day Parade are important for maintaining a sense of civic pride,” said Sushil Tuli, the bank’s president and CEO. “Leader Bank looks forward to many more years of supporting such worthwhile events and serving the banking needs of the businesses and residents in our community.”
Leader Bank has also partnered with the New England School of Optometry to bring New England Eye On-Sight, a mobile vision clinic, to Arlington during the parade. New England Eye On-Sight, which will be stationed in front of at 449 Massachusetts Ave., will offer free vision screenings during the parade. To learn more about New England Eye On-Sight, click here.
“The Arlington Patriots’ Day Parade Committee is excited to present one of our largest parades in many years,” a committee representative said. “We are very happy to have Leader Bank, our major sponsor, as well as all of our other sponsors on board to help us continue to honor the Patriots in our community.”
Come out and celebrate Patriots’ Day in the town that had the most action on that historic day. The parade is made possible by generous donations and sponsorships. If you would like to learn more about this year’s parade or make a donation, click here.