Saturday, June 13, 2015, the Intergalactic Alliance (IA) organization invited members of the 501st and Rebel Legions to participate in the 45th annual Boston Pride Parade. As IA is an inclusive group, members of other costuming organizations joined in the event. Boston Pride welcomed all members with open arms, and attendees were ecstatic to see all costumed participants marching along the parade route. IA is especially grateful to all 501st and Rebel Legions members that attended and supported the event. Legion members, Davira Kuy, Sean and Krista Carmichael founded IA as a means for costumers of different genres to march…
 
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The 501st Legion’s New England Garrison was recently invited to perform on stage with legendary musical genius, “Weird” Al Yankovic. On June 2nd and third, Darth Vader, Stormtoopers, Scout Troopers and a TIE Pilot all took the stage of the Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Our troopers were part of the encore, when Al performed his classic “The Saga Begins”, his version of “American Pie”. They didn’t just storm the stage, they danced adn delighted the crowd! We were there for two shows on the 2nd, and for one more the following night of the 3rd. Each night was great!…
 
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On Star Wars Day, May the 4th, the 501st’s New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, was invited to Star Wars Night at Fenway Park. – This was a troop that is one for the history books! The adjective “EPIC!” is not a strong enough word to describe how great this night was! We arrived a few hours before the Red Sox game that night, so that we were able to suit up and walk onto the field. This was a dream come true for many of the die hard Sox fans in the group!  We lined…
 
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On Thursday, March 28th, The New England Garrison was invited to visit a young Star Wars fan by the name of Alex who was undergoing surgery at the Boston Children’s Hospital. We had been told that Rex was Alex’s favorite Star Wars character, so Rex was sure to put in an appearance. However, on the day of the visit, Artoo stole the show! Artoo just might be Alex’s new favorite character in all of the saga!  Also, we brought along some Star Wars toys for Alex, and the visit really made his day! Here is part of an email from…
 
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  On Sunday, March 15th, the New England Garrison kicked off the unofficial start to the trooping season by marching in the annual Boston’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. We were joined by members of the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base and the Mando Mercs, as well as troopers visiting from the Empire City Garrison! The morning started off with a breakfast tailgate party! Big thanks to Jess and Andy for all that they did! It was awesome to have some hot food to fight off the cold. The weather was a factor on this day, keeping some troopers with a bit…
 
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