LEXINGTON (CBS) – Thousands of people lined a 3-mile-long parade route Sunday in Lexington to mark the town’s 300th anniversary.

Minutemen and Red Coats joined about 90 groups that marched in the parade, which was held a day earlier than previous years and also marked the Patriots Day holiday.

Lexington is nearly synonymous with the American Revolution, with the town involved in one of the first skirmishes between Colonial Minutemen and British troops in 1775.

Organizers said this year’s town anniversary celebration was one of the largest in Lexington’s history, with several additions to the parade such as the marching band from Londonderry High School in New Hampshire.


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