On Saturday, June 14th members of the 501st New England Garrison participated in the Boston Pride Parade! This was one of many events that took place during Pride Week in Boston, MA and has become a fun parade that attracts thousands of fans. We marched from our starting point on Boylston Street through the Back Bay and then made our way to the finish at City Hall Plaza. For the second year in a row we joined the Intergalactic Alliance, which is an organization created to bring together science fiction and related costuming groups to participate in social and charitable events….
 
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On Sunday, February 23rd members of the 501st New England Garrison and Rebel Legion Alderaan Base participated in a podcast at New England Comics in support of Mark Leibowitz with ‘The Jundland Wastes’, which covers the issues, ideas and the imagination in the Star Wars expanded universe. Troopers greeted people as they came into the store, posed for pictures with guests, and even headed out to the sidewalk to greet anyone just passing by. Also in attendance was Zack Giollongo, a Star Wars comic book illustrator who came in to talk about his recent book Shadows of Endor.

On Saturday, December 7th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base attended the Bob’s Heroes Blood Drive at Gillette Stadium, home of NFL football team the New England Patriots. In conjunction with Bob’s Discount Furniture, the American Red Cross puts together three of these large-scale blood drives every year to try and increase their reach and collect as many blood donations as possible. Former Patriots teammate Joe Andruzzi was among the guests on hand to greet donors at the event. The need for blood is always there and it only takes about an hour of…
 
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Over the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd members from the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion arrived in Providence, RI to attend the mega-convention called Rhode Island Comic Con! This was the biggest gathering of Legion members in the area to date, bringing folks from all over New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida to the region. We were also joined by Star Wars author Ryder Windham, who met his fans and signed copies of his books. This convention was extra special because it brought two giants together for the first time; Roxy the Rancor and her owner,…
 
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  On Sunday, October 27th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base marched down the streets of Woburn, MA for the annual Halloween Parade, sponsored and organized by the Lion’s Club of Woburn. Out in front and leading the way was a squad of pilots, soldiers, and Jedi of the Rebellion. Then just behind them was a unit of Biker Scouts, Stormtroopers and more, led by the evil Darth Sidious and his apprentice Darth Vader. This parade features some exciting action, such as a duel between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, an escort by R2-D2,…
 
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