Patriot’s Day in Concord is a festive affair. It was here, at the Old North Bridge, that Colonials were first ordered by their Officers to fire upon British Regulars. In this town, on the morning of April 19, 1775, the first British soldier fell to Colonial Arms: and thus was fired “The Shot Heard “Round the World”. Concord celebrates with battle re-enactments, a Patriot’s Ball, Parade, cannon fire and lots of black powder musket retorts. Concord also has the nations oldest Horse-Drawn Independent Cannon Battery. This year Gregory had the honor of being asked to give the Invocation and Benediction at the Merriam’s Corner Exercise.