The largest military parade on the East Coast took place on Monday afternoon in downtown Boston with over 30 historic military organizations participating in this yearly Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company ceremonial event. The AHAC marched from their Headquarters in Faneuil Hall, past 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. The parade then proceeded to Boston Common where the drumhead elections is reenacted for officers and 12 elected Sergeants. The election is a reenactment of the first election and has continued without interruption since 1638. The parade then reconvened and proceeds to a local downtown hotel at Copley Square.
Photos by Matt Conti
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