June Day - Parade & Drum Hill Election Ceremony

Monday, June 03, 2019

Bring the family and observe the largest military parade on the East Coast! Over 30 historic military organizations participate in this yearly parade and ceremonial event!

A parade precedes the AHAC Company election. The Company marches from their Headquarters in Faneuil Hall to the Granary Burial Ground on Tremont Street. At the cemetery they lay a wreath at the grave-site of Robert Keayne the First Captain Commanding of the Company.

Drumhead Election Ceremony

The parade then proceeds to The Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street for a memorial service for recently deceased members. The parade then reconvenes and proceeds to Boston Common. At the Common the drumhead elections is reenacted for officers and 12 elected Sergeants. The ballots are distributed, collected and placed upon the drumhead, which is located in front of the Company.

MA Governor Issues Commissions

Out-going officers tender their resignations to the Governor of the State of Massachusetts, the Commander-in-Chief, and newly elected Officers receive their commissions. The election is an reenactment of the first election and has continued without interruption since 1638. The parade then reconvenes and proceeds to a local downtown hotel.

Parking: Street Parking or Under Boston Common (Garage)

Public Transportation: MBTA Govt Ctr / Haymarket

Faneuil Hall to Boston Common
1 Faneuil Hall Square (start)
Boston, MA 02113

Sponsor(s): Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
Time(s): 12:15 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 617 227 1638
Fax: 617 227 7221

Date Added: Thursday, December 27, 2018
All information is subject to change.

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