2008 419th Armored Field Artillery Reunion

Joanna Gebhardt- Murphy and husband Michael are hosting the reunion in Concord, Massachusetts, Thursday Aug. 28th - Sunday, August 31st, 2008


Concord's Colonial Inn

48 Monument Square Concord, MA 01742
(reservations) ph. 800-370-9200
(direct) ph. 978-369-9200


Room Rates:

$139 for rooms in the Prescott Wing

plus 9.7% MA sales tax


Reserve your room by calling the Concord's Colonial Inn @

ph. 978-369-9200 or 800-370-9200

(Please mention the 419th Armored Field Artillery Battalion when you call)


Deadline for Reservations: July 25, 2008

Minuteman National Park A Revolution begins - A Nation is born. On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at Lexington and Concord with a clash of arms known to history as "the shot heard round the world." At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.

Battle of Lexington and Concord At midnight on the 19th of April the British column, consisting of 650-900 troops left Boston, crossed the Charles River, followed closely by the alarm rider Paul Revere. As the British marched towards Concord, the entire countryside had been alerted to their presence, and rebel militia was deployed to meet them. Until this time there was no armed resistance to the British that had resulted in loss of British life. Several Months earlier, Gage had attempted to destroy miliary arms at Salem and met with resistance but no shots were fired, and the British retreated without completing their objective. Lexington Militia Captain John Parker had heard of the events at Salem, and collected his men on Lexington Green to face the British column.

Concord Museum The Concord Museum collection is a distinguished one containing numerous examples of 17th, 18th, and 19th-century decorative arts -- case furniture, tables, seating furniture, clocks, looking glasses, textiles, ceramics, and metalware -- all with histories linking them to first owners in Concord. The collection has been recognized for its national significance by curators, historians and educators for more than a century. Highlights of the Museum include the "one, if by land, and two, if by sea" lantern, immortalized by Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride, and artifacts from the American Revolution, including powder horns, muskets, cannonballs and fifes.


*Dinner will be Saturday Night @ 6pm. Please return RSVP Card with check or money order of $37.00 (includes taxes and gratuity) for dinner.

NOTE: Concord's Colonial Inn has shuttle service from Logan Airport.


Looking forward to seeing you in August!


Joanna Gebhardt-Murphy | cell# 617-470-3972 | email

Michael Murphy | cell# 617-997-1787 | email





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