town, for a Public Library, the High School, and the Poor Widows' Fund. 1877. The town voted to erect stones to mark localities of interest connected with the battle of April 19, 1775. These have been already alluded to in the account of the battle, under the year 1775. In 1877-78 the Locke School House was built at Arlington Heights. 1879. May 30, 1879, occurred the first extensive celebration of Decoration Day in Arlington, in honor of the soldiers of the late war. The Revolutionary tablets and the Revolutionary monument were appropriately decorated, with the stones over the remains of the two Revolutionary soldiers in the old burying-ground. A procession in the afternoon moved in the following order:
Chief Marshal, James A. Bailey. Aids—Maj. Robert L. Sawin Lieut. John H. Hardy, Lieut. Edmund W. Noyes. Maplewood Band, John A. Spofford, Leader. William Penn Hose Co., Warren A. Pierce, Foreman, twenty men. Menotomy H. & L. Truck Co., William N. Winn, Foreman, seven men. Highland Hose Co., E. B. Moore. Foreman, six men. Returned Soldiers and Sailors, Wilson W. Fay, Commander; J. A. Blanchard, E. F. Kenrick, Aids. Cambridge Brigade Band. Mt. Horeb Lodge, No. 19, L. O. I., James Durgin (mounted), Commanding.The following programme was carried out in the Town Hall:
Overture.—Maplewood Band, twenty pieces. Prayer.—Rev. William F. Potter. Choral.—‘To thee, O Country,’ sixteen male voices.1 Remarks.—C. S. Parker, Chairman Committee of Arrangements. Chorus.—‘Comrades in Arms,’ sixteen male voices. Oration.—Rev. J. Lewis Merrill. Selection.—Maplewood Band. Benediction.—Rev. W. J. Parrot.