On Saturday May 12th, members of Alderaan Base and the 501st New England Garrison were out to support the Third Annual Higgins Armory¬†http://higgins.org/ Star Wars day. The museum showcases a personal collection of arms and armor from various regions and time periods, and tries to connect it to the modern day through interesting programming around popular themes. Around 25 group members were present to roam the museum and help bring the Star Wars universe to life for over 700 museum patrons. In addition, members assisted with two educational panels showing how Star Wars costumes were derived from historical armor: Darth…
 
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On Saturday, April 21st troopers of the New England Garrison made an appearance at the Marlborough Public Library as they celebrated Star Wars Week over April vacation to provide fans in the community an opportunity to enjoy the galaxy from far, far away in written, film, and live form.

On Saturday, March 31st members of the 501st New England Garrison trooped The Big Birthday event for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit that provides birthday parties for homeless children. Birthday Wishes recognizes the importance of a birthday in a child’s life and believes that the gift of a birthday celebration provides normalcy, joy and hope in these children’s otherwise unsettled lives. This was their annual event to bring community awareness to the organization. 501st Members brought smiles to the faces of kids and participated in activities to ensure this day was special for both the volunteers and the children.

On Saturday, February 25th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base arrived in Lowell, MA to troop a hockey game between the UMASS Lowell River Hawks and the Merrimac Bears. A quartet of Clonetroopers alongside Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, a squad of Stormtroopers and a pair of TIE Pilots escorting the Emperor were on hand to meet fans and pose for pictures. In addition to the troopers in attendance everyone was also greeted by a droid known all over the galaxy, R2-D2! This was the 3rd annual ‘Star Wars Night’ with the…
 
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On the 3rd of December 2011, Members of the 501st New England Garrison Marched along with Rebel Alderaan Base at Manchester NH’s annual Christmas Parade. Several Jedi lead the march ,with the Imperials in quick pursuit, for some 30,000+ spectators who lined Elm St to see the festive holiday parade. The Spirit of NH holiday parade is the largest Christmas Parade in NH. A donation to the Jimmy Fund was made in the name of the NEG/AB. In attendance where 4 Snowtroopers, 3 Clones, a Biker Scout, a Stormtrooper, a Imperial Officer, Darth Vader, The Emperor, and a partridge in…
 
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