Each year, since 1954, the White Tricorne Hat award honors an outstanding resident of the town of Lexington on Patriots Day.


The  2018 Patriots Day Morning Ceremonies will be held on the Lexington Green,  Monday April 16, 2018 following the morning parade.


Last year, the White Tricorne Hat was presented on Monday, April 17, 2017 by Lions Club President Joe LaMarca at ceremonies on the Lexington Green.  For 2017, The Lions Club presented William Kennedy with this honor on Patriots Day.


Thank you to all those in the Town of Lexington Massachusetts for continuing to support this effort.


See below for more details .






White Tricorne Hat History        2018 Nomination Forms Now Available        

1954-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2009  2010-Present






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 composed of a representative of the Lexington Lions Club, Lexington Clergy Association, Lexington Rotary Club, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Lexington Lodge of Elks, 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