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Henry Liu,  2024 White Tricorn Hat Recipient


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Henry Liu was announced as the 2024 White Tricorn Hat Award Recipient on Monday, April 15, 2024 during Patriots Day Morning Ceremonies on the Battle Green.






Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 White Tricorn Hat Award. Each year, since 1954, the White Tricorn Hat award  has honored an outstanding resident of the town of Lexington on Patriots Day. Only in 2020 was the award not presented, due to unprecedented measures put in place by State and local officials to slow the spread of COVID-19.


The 2024 Award will be announced on April 15, 2024 during the 8AM Ceremonies on the Battle Green.


2025 Nomination Forms not available      ->   


2025 Nomination Form, Fillable word not available  ->  



Nominations for the 2025 the “White Tricorn Award” nomination will become available early in 2025.  Once available, form the best you can. Letters of support from you or others may supplement this form. All information received is kept totally confidential, including the fact that the application was submitted.
Refer to the Nomination form for Instructions, including Award Nomination Eligibility, Deadline, and how to submit.
Nominations must be received by the Lexington Lions Club at a future deadline to be determined.


2023 White Tricorn Hat Recipient - Robert Burbidge

 The 2023 White Tricorn Hat Award Recipient was Robert (Bob) Burbidge.

The award was announced on Monday, April 17, 2023

during Patriots Day Morning Ceremonies on the Battle Green








White Tricorn Hat History


1954-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2009 2010-2019 2020-2029






The White Tricorne Hat Award, Lexington's Oustanding Citizen of the Year, is presented annually on Patriots Day.


The committee judges the candidates against the following criteria:

  1. Must be a current resident of Lexington.
  2. Must not be a current major elected office holder.
  3. Must not have won the award previously.
  4. Of the candidates that meet the above qualifications, the committee* will select the person who, in their opinion, meets the following criteria based on the submitted application and supporting material:
    • has demonstrated a dedication to the principles of outstanding leadership.
    • has advanced the American way of life in Lexington by giving unselfishly of his or her time and talents over the years, beyond the normal bounds of his or her normal occupation. 
  5. The award is presented without regard to sex, race or religious affiliation. Nomination forms and instructions are now available.
  • The committee is typically composed of a representative of the Lexington Lions Club, Lexington Clergy Association, Lexington Rotary Club, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, one other Lexington Civic Organization, and the Lexington Historical Society. In addition, the two most recent recipients of the award are voting members of the committee.


2014 John Lucente

The 2014 White Hat Recipient

John Lucente



Beverly Allison Kelley - 2007 White Tricorne Hat Recipient
The 2007 White Hat Recipient

Beverly Allison Kelley


2006 Recipient - Winston E.

The 2006 White Hat Recipient

Winston E. "Pat" Flynn