Evacuation Day ceremonies set for Southie, Roxbury

Evacuation Day is observed in South Boston and Roxbury beginning at 9 a.m. with the annual Evacuation Day Mass at St. Augustine’s Chapel followed by a procession to Dorchester Heights, where General Washington placed artillery in 1776 to force the British out of Boston.

The annual Historical Exercises begin at 10 a.m., featuring the Lexington Minutemen, the South Boston Excel Junior ROTC, the Allied War Veterans, and the Major General Henry Knox Lodge of Freemasons Rep. Evandro Carvalho will host exercises at Fort Hill in Highland Park, Roxbury, begin at 11 a.m. with ceremonies by the Minutemen and local elected officials.

State Representative Nick Collins will host lunch at the Shirley Eustis House, 33 Shirley Street, Roxbury, following the Fort Hill event. Shirley-Eustis House served as a Revolutionary War barracks during the Siege of Boston in 1775.

For more information, please contact the Shirley-Eustis House at 617-442-2275 or email governorshirley@gmail.com.