Battle Green

Lexington's Battle Green is the location of the Battle of Lexington that took place on the morning of April 19, 1775. The Select Board manages the use of Battle Green consistent with its nature and history.

The flag on the Battle Green is authorized to be flown 24 hours a day year-round. The Select Board has authorized lowering the flag based on the Policy on Lowering the Battle Green Flag on the following occasions:


August 3-4, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a sign of respect for the memory of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, of Indiana, who died tragically on August 3, 2022.

July 20, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Matthew P. Partyka, of Hingham, MA, who passed away on July 3, 2022.

July 15, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of United States Marine Corps Sergeant Samuel Michael Demers, of New Bedford, MA, who passed away on June 20, 2022.

July 11-12, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Massachusetts Army National Guard Colonel Brett Patrick Conaway, of Natick, MA, who passed on June 29, 2022.

July 8-10, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a sign of respect for the memory of former Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo.

July 5-10, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a sign of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence perpetrated on Independence Day, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois.

July 2, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Somerville Police Officer and Massachusetts Army National Guard (MANG) Master Sergeant Randy Renaud Isaacs, of Somerville, MA, who passed away on June 19, 2022 while on duty.

June 3, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Massachusetts Army National Guard Sergeant First Class William "Bill" Burdick, of Fall River, MA, who passed away on May 20, 2022.

May 30, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Memorial Day.

May 24-28, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a sign of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

May 15, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

May 12-16, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of respect and remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19.

April 30, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of John Maloney, longtime Lexington resident, Town Meeting Member and White Tricorne Hat Recipient. 

April 2-5, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Captain Ross A. Reynolds, USMC, formerly of Leominster, MA, who passed away north of Bodo, Norway during a NATO training exercise on Friday, March 18, 2022.

April 1, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of United States Navy Petty Officer Francis D. Joseph, formerly of Springfield, MA, who passed away on March 8, 2022 in Panama City, FL.

March 24-27, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the life and legacy of former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

March 4, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered honor of Massachusetts State Police Trooper Tamar Bucci who died tragically on the evening of March 3, 2022.

February 22, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of United States Army Specialist Huguens Pierre, of Worcester, MA, who passed away on February 5, 2022.

February 11, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the life and legacy of former Massachusetts State Senator Bill Owens who passed away on January 22, 2022.

January 13, 2022 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the life and legacy of United States Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.

December 7, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

December 6-11, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered honor of the life and legacy of United States Senator Robert Dole.

October 18-22, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the life and legacy of former Secretary of State General Colin Powell, who passed away on October 18, 2021.

October 16, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service being held in Washington, D.C and to pay respect to law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty and their families.

October 4, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of United States Army, Sergeant Patrick Ryan Maher, of Middleboro, MA, who passed away on September 21, 2021.

October 3, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and in accordance with U.S. Public law 107-51.

September 25, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of United States Marine Corps (USMC) Private Anthony Muñoz, of Lawrence, MA, who passed away on September 7, 2021.

September 17, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of First Lieutenant Thomas Redgate, US Army, Battery A, 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division (KIA, Korea, 1950) of Brighton, Massachusetts who was killed during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

September 12-14, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo USMC, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, who passed away on August 26, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

September 11, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in observance of Patriot Day, in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed.

August 26-30, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and remembrance of the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated today in Kabul, Afghanistan resulting in the tragic death of members of the United States military.

July 13, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Sergeant  MacDouglas J. Deegan, United States Army, of Quincy, MA , who passed away on June 29, 2021.

June 25, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Specialist  Joshua Diamond, United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, of Plymouth, MA, who passed away on 6-11-2021 at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

June 22, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and remembrance of Braintree Police K9 Officer Kitt, who died in the line of duty on Friday, June 4, 2021.

June 4, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and remembrance of the Massachusetts first responders lost on this day, Friday, June 4, 2021, including Worcester Police Officer Emmanuel "Manny" Familia, who each died in the line of duty.

May 31, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Memorial Day.

May 27-30, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy, May 26, 2021, in San Jose, California.

May 15, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

April 20-26, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and remembrance of former United States Vice President Walter Frederick Mondale.

April 15-20, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana.

April 13, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and remembrance of United States Capitol Police Officer William Evans, a native of North Adams, Massachusetts, who will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on this day.

April 6-7, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and remembrance of United States Congressman Alcee Hastings, of Florida.

April 3-6, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on April 2, 2021.

March 23-27, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado.

March 19-22, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 16, 2021 in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

March 20, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Susan Barrett Peltz, former School Committee Member/Chair.

February 22-26, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for and memory of the more than 500,000 Americans lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 6, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Fred Bailey, former Lexington Selectman.

February 5, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Massachusetts Air National Guard (MANG) Sergeant Christopher Murdock Delano, of Middleboro, MA, who passed away on January 29, 2021.

January 25, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Staff Sergeant James Lynch Wento, US Army, a native of Lynn, Massachusetts, who passed away on January 5, 2021 in South Korea.

January 11-13, 2021 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across this great Nation.

December 31, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Henry (Hank) N. Manz former Selectman and devoted and beloved Lexingtonian.

December 7, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

December 2, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Staff Sergeant Mark Anthony Johnson, US Army, of Agawam, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 14, 2020 in Fort Hood, Texas.

November 19, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour, US Army, a native of Arlington, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 12, 2020 in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

November 14, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of USMC First Lieutenant Mark N. Brunelle of Oakham, Massachusetts, who passed away on October 31, 2020.

October 4, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

September 11, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in observance of Patriot Day, in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed.

September 11, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of solemn respect for Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas W. Devlin, who passed on Sept. 3, as a result of injuries received in the line of duty on July 26, 2018.  

September 9, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of U.S. Navy Petty Officer Jake Williams of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

September 5, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of U.S. Army Sergeant Elder Fernandes, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, who passed this past August.

September 4, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of SGT Brandon Wieland, of Holliston, MA, who passed on August 24, 2020.

August 14, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Dan H. Fenn, Jr., resident and former Selectman, who passed away on August 14, 2020.

May 15, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

April 29, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of William F. Tighe, Jr., longtime Lexington Football Coach who passed away on April 15, 2020.

April 22, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Donald D. Wilson, lifelong resident and co-owner of Wilson Farms, who passed away on April 19, 2020.

April 5, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of solemn respect and in honor of the United States armed forces military veterans and residents of the Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home - Holyoke who died in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  

March 21, 2020 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of US Army Private First Class Justin Candido Kirby of New Bedford, MA, who passed away on March 9, 2020 at the Fort Irwin National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

December 10, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Master Chief Petty Officer Kenneth MacDonald, Jr., United States Navy, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, who died on November 24, 2019 in Hampton, VA.

December 6, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

November 13-18, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Firefighter Lieutenant Jason Manard of the Worcestor Fire Department who died on November 13, 2019 in the line of duty.

November 9, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of 1LT Joseph Finneran, USAAC, (KIA, Ploesti, Romania, 1943) of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and a native of Needham, Massachusetts who was killed on August 1, 1943 when serving during Operation Tidal Wave.

October 18, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland, who passed away on October 17, 2019.

October 6, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

October 5, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Eric Hill, United States Army Reserve, of Boston, Massachusetts, who died on September 14, 2019 in Suitland, Maryland.

September, 27, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Robert M. Farias, former long-time Lexington High School basketball coach who passed on September 23, 2019.

September 11, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed.

September 3, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Master Sergeant Luis S. DeLeon-Figueroa, of Chocopee, MA, who was killed in action in Faryab Province, Afghanistan on August 21, 2019.

August 5-8, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect honoring the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

July 16-23, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Technical Sergeant Alfred R. Sandini, United States Army Airforce, of Marlborough, MA who died on February 14, 1944 in Thanh Hoa Province Indochina.

July 16-23, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the memory of retired Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Paul Stevens who passed away on July 16, 2019.

June 22, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Sergeant George R. Schipani, United States Army, who died on March 31, 1951 at Prisoner of War Camp 5, Pyokton, North Korea.

June 3-4, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the victims of the tragic act of violence at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 31, 2019.

May 27, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered from noon until sunset in honor of Memorial Day.

May 27, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered from sunrise to noon in memory of Hospital Corpsman Meaghan Burns, US Navy, of South Deerfield, MA who died on May 4, 2019 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

May 15, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

May 14, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Sergeant First Class John A. McCarthy, U.S. Army National Guard, Rhode Island, of Norwood, Massachusetts, who died on May 5, 2019.

April 18, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Sergeant Rachel R. McKay, United States Army, of Marblehead, Massachusetts who died on April 8, 2019 at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

February 9, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of U.S. Representative John David Dingell, Jr. of Michigan who died on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

January 11, 2019 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Sergeant First Class Eric Edmond, native of Fall River, MA, who was killed in Afghanistan on November 27, 2018.

December 10, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for Firefighter Christopher Roy of Shrewsbury, MA and Member of Worcester Fire Department, who died tragically on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

November 30 - December 30, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of former President George H. W. Bush who passed on Friday, November 30, 2018.

November 10, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Staff Sergeant John L. Mersky, U.S. Army, of Osterville, Ma who died on October 27, 2018.

November 8-10, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California on November 7, 2018.

October 29-31, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

October 27, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Chief Warrant Officer John Sawyer Moore, U.S. Army, Of Hopedale MA who died on October 18, 2018.

October 7, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the National Fallen Firefights Memorial Service and in accordance with U.S Public law 107-51.

September 11, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed.

August 31, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3, Scott R. Landis, of Hanson, Massachusetts, who died on August 24, 2018.

August 25-September 2, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor and solemn respect for United States Senator John McCain who died on August 25, 2018.

August 21, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the day of internment of Dr. Dan Palant, beloved Lexington pediatrician and resident. 

August 2, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the day of internment of Technical Sergeant John F. Brady. 

July 15-20, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Officer Michael Chesna of the Weymouth Police Department who died on June 15, 2018. 

July 3, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Annapolis, Maryland on June 28, 2018.

June 28, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Major General (Retired) George W. Keefe who died on June 21, 2018.

June 22, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor the day of internment of Private First Class John William MacDonald, USMC

May 18-22, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018. 

April 21, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Massachusetts State Representative James Miceli who died on April 21, 2018.

April 18-21, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush who died on April 18, 2018. 

April 19, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Staff Sergeant Robert F. Campbell, MA National Guard of Holliston, MA who died on April 9, 2018.

April 16-19, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of AOSR Ryan William Wainright, USN of Attleboro, MA who died on March 29, 2018. 

April 12-18, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Officer Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police Department who died on April 12, 2018. 

April 4, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the day of internment of Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., USN (Retired), of Concord, MA who died on November 13, 2017.

April 4, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the day of interment of Ensign Evan Mark Scollard, USN, of Lynnfield, MA who died on March 24, 2018. 

April 4, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the day of the 50th anniversary. 

March 17, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Specialist Michael J. Grella, Joint Force Base Langley - Ft. Eustis, VA, of Gloucester, MA who died on Friday, March 9, 2018. of his tragic death.

March 10, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of former Lexington Selectmen, James F. Crain, who died on March 8, 2018. 

March 2, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the day of interment of Reverend Billy Graham who died on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

March 2, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Staff Sergeant Stephen A. Sprague, US Army, of West Yarmouth, MA who passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

February 22-28, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Massachusetts State Representative Peter Kocot who passed away on February 22, 2018.

February 15-19, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetuated on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. 

February 16, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Private First Class William Becket Kiernan, USMC, of Rochester, MA who died on Sunday, February 4, 2018. 

January 11, 2018 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Private First Class  Evan G. Kasabian, US Army, of Tyngsboro, MA who died on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

December 11, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Fire Chief Stephen P. Frye of Montgomery, Massachusetts, who died in the line of duty on December 6, 2017.

December 7, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

November 20, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of SPC Donny Nguyen of Quincy, MA who passed on November 13, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

November 16, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Captain Thomas J. Hudner Jr., USN (Retired), Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor - Korean War.

November 9, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on November 5, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

October 15, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Second Lieutenant Richard M. Horwitz, U.S. Army/Airforce 716th Bomber Squadron, 449th Bombardment Group.

October 9, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Lexington resident and Korean War Veteran Carroll E. Dolan. Mr. Dolan would have celebrated his 87th birthday on October 9th.

October 8, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and in accordance with U.S. Public law 107-51.

October 4, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of SPC Raymond C. Wise, United States Army, of Dorchester, MA who passed away September 22, 2017 at Fort Bliss, Texas, in a training accident.

October 2-6, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

September 11, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed.

August 3, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of George Gabriel, Past Commander of the Lexington Minuteman who played the role of Captain Parker for over 30 years in the Patriots Day reenactment.

August 2, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Edmund T. Ryan, a Massachusetts combat veteran who served on the USS Oklahoma and was killed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

July 29, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Ephraim Weiss, a Town Meeting member for over fifty years.

May 29, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Memorial Day.

May 15, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

May 4, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of SSG Michael J. Mantenuto, HHC - 1st Special Forces Group - Fort Lewis, WA of Holliston, Massachusetts.

April 6, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of respect for Senator and Astronaut John Glen.

April 6, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered to recognize the passing of life-long Lexington resident and veteran Aurio Pierro.

April 3, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Massachusetts State Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly, Fourth Middlesex district, of Arlington.

March 31, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of CPL Jules Hauterman, Jr. MIA 1950 - 2016.

March 22, 2017 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Firefighter Joseph Toscano of the Watertown Fire Department who died in the line of duty on Friday, March 17, 2017.

December 13, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Edith "Edie" Sandy, a Town Meeting member for over forty-five years.

July 8-12, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the five fallen Police Officers in Dallas, TX.

July 1, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Clement United States Navy, of Beverly, MA who passed away on June 21, 2016.

June 18, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of SPC Bernardino Guevara Jr. United States Army, of Roxbury, MA who passed away on June 6, 2016.

June 13-16, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of respect for the victims of the violence perpetrated on June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida.

May 30, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered from sunrise until Noon in honor of Memorial Day.

May 23-27, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino who was killed in the line of duty on May 22, 2016.

May 15, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day for law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or became disabled in the performance of their duty.

April 29, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Corporal Christopher J. Orlando, United States Marine Corps, of Hingham, MA who died in the two helicopter crash off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

March 30, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of former Police Captain James Kilmartin who passed away on March 22, 2016.

March 23, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2016, in Brussels. 

March 17, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas L. Clardy of Hudson who died on March 16 in the line of duty.

March 2, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Major Glenn G. Milliken, Massachusetts Air National Guard, of Wilbraham, MA who passed away on February 23, 2016.

February 16, 2016 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered as a mark of respect for United States Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on February 13, 2016.

December 23, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Robert Cataldo, for member of the Board of Selectmen.

December 3, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered on in honor of the victims of the San Bernardino, California Shooting on December 2, 2015.

September 12, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Specialist David Hazen Johnston, United States Army, of Lexington, MA who died on August 12, 2015.

September 11, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of all those who lost their lives on 9/11.

July 17, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the four United States Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

June 30, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of David F. Eagle who passed away on June 20, 2015.  He was a member of the Lexington Housing Assistance Board since its inception.  He was a very caring member of the Lexington Community who contributed his help whenever and wherever it was needed.

May 29, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Joe R. Medlin who passed away on May 26, 2015.  He retired after working for the Lexington DPW for 33 years, ending his career as Manager of Operations.

May 15, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day for law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or became disabled in the performance of their duty.

April 16, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered for the memorial service and in memory of Elsa Sullivan who passed away on March 30, 2015.  Elsa was the White Tricorn Hat Recipient in 2005 and was well known for her colorful outfits, dazzling jewelry, rabbit's head cane and her white gloves.

April 15, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered on the 2nd anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing in honor of the individuals who lost their lives and were injured on April 15, 2013.

March 14, 2015 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Robert B. Kent who passed away on February 5, 2015.  He was active in the Lexington Community for over 60 years, including serving as Town Moderator from 1965-1970 and as a Selectmen from 1977-1981.

September 11, 2014 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered for remembrance of the anniversary of 9/11.

September 10, 2014 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Gary Alan Ganley who passed away on September 7, 2014.  He was a long-time employee of the Lexington Public Works Department and part of his job included taking care of the Battle Green.

June 18, 2014 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Richard D. Abrams who passed away on June 15, 2014. He was a member of the Sustainable Lexington Committee and the Greenway Corridors Committee and helped create ACROSS Lexington, which is a network of pedestrian and bicycle routes through open space and town streets that link many parts of the town.

April 28, 2014 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Harold T. Laye, Jr. who passed away on April 25, 2014. He was a Lexington resident and U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.

April 15, 2014 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered on April 15, 2014 in honor of the individuals who lost their lives and were injured during the Boston Marathon Bombings on April 15, 2013.

March 29, 2014 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered on March 29, 2014 for the memorial service held in memory of Richard Battin, who passed away on February 8, 2014.

December 6-9, 2013 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Nelson Mandela who passed away on December 5, 2013.

November 22, 2013 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered for the National Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

September 17-20, 2013 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered out of respect for the victims of the violence perpetrated at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013.

September 11, 2013 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered for remembrance on the anniversary of 9/11.

July 26, 2013 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Robert M. Hutchinson who passed away on July 21, 2013.  He was Lexington's Town Manager from 1976 to 1987.

April 16-22, 2013 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor or all the victims affected by the Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013.

March 16, 2013 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Francis W.K. Smith who was an original member of the Conservation Commission and responsible for helping to obtain many parcels of conservation land.  He was also a member of the Board of Appeals and a Town Meeting Member for many years.

March 2, 2013 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Otis Brown, a former member of the Lexington Board of Selectmen and many other Town Committees over many years.

December 14, 2012 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of all the children and adults who lost their lives in a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

October 14, 2012 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered for Margery Milne Battin's memorial service.  She was the Town Moderator for 22 years, a leader in town government, and a passionate and staunch community organizer and advocate for over 60 years.

October 12, 2012 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Daniel Lucas, who was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran and also a member of Lexington Rotary Club, a former Town Meeting Member and the Fund for Lexington Board.

July 23-25, 2012 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered by Proclamation of President Obama and Governor Patrick in honor and respect of the victims of the violence on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.

May 17, 2012 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Allan F. Kenney a longtime resident of Lexington.  Mr. Kenney served on the Board for Selectmen from 1967-1976. Mr. Kenney served as Chairman during the bicentennial celebration of 1975 and presided on the Green when President Ford visited Lexington. He was a member of the Appropriations Committee and was the recipient of Lexington White Ticorn Hat in recognition of his service to the Town.

March 1, 2012 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Robert V. Whitman who served as a member of Town Meeting for 37 years. Mr. Whitman also served as chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Permanent Building Committee, and most recently, of the Residents' Association at Brookhaven.

February 23-24, 2012 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Richard L. Bechtela longtime resident of Lexington. Mr. Bechtel was a member of the Historic Districts Commission from 1994-1999.

December 19, 2011- The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Paul Riffin who served as a member of Town Meeting for 19 years. Mr. Riffin also served as Conservation Commissioner and coordinator of Lexington's Community Gardens for 25 years.

December 15, 2011 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Mary McDonough, who worked for the Town of Lexington for 45 years, from 1941-1986. Ms. McDonough served as Town Clerk from 1968 until her retirement in 1986.

December 15, 2011 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Firefighter Jon D. Davies Sr. of the Worcester Fire Department who died in the line of duty on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

November 30 -December 1, 2011 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Jere Frick, a resident of Lexington since 1954 and known for her service to the Town and its citizens, including being a member of the Conservation Commission from 1968 until 2008.

September 11, 2011 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

June 15, 2011 - The Battle Green Flag is lowered in honor of Jack Marquis, retired DPW Water Department employee and veteran of the Navy and Army National Guard.

January 11-14, 2011 - The Battle Green Flag is lowered in honor of the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

December 31, 2010 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Woburn Police Officer Maguire who was killed in the line of duty during a robbery.

September 11, 2010 - The Battle Green Flag is lowered in honor of September 11, 2001.

July 1, 2010 - The Battle Green Flag is lowered in memory of Larry Whipple, a resident for 75 years and the unofficial town historian.

March 26, 2010 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of James Barry and Donald Gillespie, two long-time very involved Lexington residents.

December 21, 2009 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Police Sgt. Edward O'Brien.

November 6-11, 2009 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of the victims of the Fort Hood tragedy.

November 6, 2009 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in memory of Molly Eisenberg, a Lexington native who died in October of ovarian cancer.

August 26, 2009 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Senator Kennedy, who passed away on August 25, 2009.

May 15, 2009 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Roland Landry, a Lexington resident and veteran, who passed away on January 27, 2009 and was buried on May 15.

January 14, 2009 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered  in honor of firefighter Lt. Kevin M. Kelley of Quincy who died in the line of duty.

October 29, 2008 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Alan Wilson who passed away.

September 6, 2008 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of Mark Moore who passed away.

May 15, 2008 - The Battle Green Flag was lowered in honor of National Police Week.