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Budget cuts keeps Army’s Old Guard away from celebration

The British are still coming to Lexington’s annual Patriots Day celebrations, but thanks to sequestration, the US Army’s Old Guard has canceled.

The federal cuts that kicked in at the beginning of March have forced the Third US Infantry Regiment, known as the Old Guard, to cancel its rare visit to the area and its plans to participate in Patriots Day celebrations in Lexington and surrounding towns, and make a visit to Boston Common.

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