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Two events commemorating the Revolutionary War service and life of Westford’s Col. John Robinson will take place on Sunday, April 14.:
Col. John Robinson Memorial Highway Dedication by the Westford Remembers Committee –
1 p.m., Westlawn Cemetery, at Concord Rd and Country Road. The Col. John Robinson Memorial Highway will consist of the stretch of Concord Road (Rt. 225) between Rt. 495 and Beaver Brook Road, passing the land he called his home, and Westlawn Cemetery where he and his family are buried.
Col. John Robinson – Westford’s Patriot Leader 2:30 p.m. at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road.
Who was Col. John Robinson and why should we remember him? Why did he and other Westford militia and minutemen turn out on the morning of April 19, 1775? How else did he contribute to the effort to gain independence from Great Britain? Following the dedication of the Col. John Robinson Memorial Highway by the Westford Remembers Committee, Dan Lacroix will discuss Col. Robinson’s significant, and largely unrecognized, contributions to the fight for independence and to the town of Westford. He will also provide an overview of the Robinson Trail March from Westford to Concord’s North Bridge that occurs on Patriot’s Day. Lacroix leads the Westford Minutemen and is president of the Westford Historical Society. Free admission. For more information: www.
westford1775.org or the Westford Museum at: https://museum.westford. org/