In 1988, Lexington’s Council on Aging and the Minuteman newspaper revived the tradition of awarding a historic walking stick to honor a Lexington resident. The original Boston Post Cane was presented to the eldest male resident. The new award honors a Lexingtonian, 80 or older, who reflects today’s active senior citizen life. This prestigious cane is awarded on Patriots’ Day at the Ceremonies on the Battle Green following the morning parade. See more on the history of this award.

Eligible candidates must be:

  • A resident of Lexington for 15 years or more
  • At least 80 years of age
  • Actively involved in the community
  • An inspiration to others and exhibit a creative approach to life through a choice of second career, hobby or volunteerism

The nomination form is available on the Town website; forms are also available in Lexington Center at: Michelson’s Shoe Store, Theatre Pharmacy, Wales Copy Center, Cary Memorial Library, Town Hall and the Community Center. 

Submit completed forms to: Minuteman Cane Award Selection Committee, c/o Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

Deadline: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2023 

For more information contact the Minuteman Cane Award Selection Committee / Marie Hill at 781-760-9148. 

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