Monument Dedication – Response to the Alarm of April 19, 1775

On the beautiful spring morning of April 15, 2023, many Westborough residents along with town and state officials got a bit of a Revolutionary War history lesson as they gathered for the unveiling of a new monument at Minuteman Park. With appreciation to David Nourse whose unrelenting research into the history of Westborough’s response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 resulted in this new monument. David’s research into this event at the start of the Revolutionary War culminated in the addition of 55 men to the 45 who were originally honored on a monument at the park. Watch the monument dedication ceremony here.


This monument was made possible by the generous financial contributions of the following civic organizations:

-Westborough Civic Club

-Westborough Historical Society

-Westborough Rotary Club

This dedication ceremony was greatly assisted by:

Facilities: Derek Saari, Chris Miller and members of the Westborough Dept of Public Works

Sound: Steve Masciarelli of Westborough High School

Music: Alyson Greer Espinosa, Director of Choral Music at Westborough High School, Volunteers from the WHS Choral Union led by Chase Crandall Westborough High School Class of 2023, Evan Doyle, Director of Westborough High School Bands

Wreath: Andrea Little and members of the Westborough Garden Club

Honor Guard: Ray Fitzgerald, William Harris and Tony Pittman, Members of VFW Post 9031

Taps Bugler: Annastasia Lelacheur, Westborough High School Class of 2025 

Programming: Members of the Westborough Veterans Advisory Board

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