On September 11th, 2010 two members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and two members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base were invited to attend a blood drive at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Lord Vader was escorted by a faithful Stormtrooper alongside Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca as they made their way through the crowds of people. Troopers posed for pictures with people as they walked through the different levels of the ballpark. They greeted people as they entered the gate, as they were checking in and as they rested after their donation.
This is an annual event organized by the Red Cross on the anniversary of ‘9/11’. The need for blood is always great but it is tragic events like the attacks on that day that bring the need into focus. Hundreds of people showed up to support the Red Cross and to remember those who lost their lives that day. It was a great honor to be a part of this event and to bring a few smiles to the attendees while we were there.
An album of event photos can be viewed here: