On Saturday, November 29th, Darth Vader, Plo Koon, and an Endor Commando marched in the City of Lights parade in Lowell, MA. This parade is the grand finale to a day of festivities that ends with the ceremonial lighting of the downtown area, officially kicking off the holiday season. The trio were also joined by Captain America and Black Widow of the Avengers as they walked the parade route. Their mission was to help support a local non-profit group called STEP, short for Special Teams for Exceptional People. STEP’s mission is to provide sports activities and social gatherings for kids…
 
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On Saturday, July 19th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison paid a visit to the Ipswich Masonic Lodge for their annual Family Day. Darth Vader and a squad of faithful Legion members patrolled the grounds and greeted fans as they enjoyed the beautiful weather.

On Saturday, January 25th members of the 501st New England Garrison, the Rebel Legion Alderaan Base, and the Firaxan Clan of Mandalorian Mercs arrived at the Tsongas Center for a matchup between the UMASS Lowell River Hawks and the Providence College Friars. Darth Vader was escorted by a fleet of his faithful troopers and also guarded by a squad of bounty hunters, led by the fearless Boba Fett. The Jedi Order was also represented by two noble Jedi Knights who were accompanied by athe loyal droid R2-D2. Everyone in attendance was able to meet and get photos with their favorite…
 
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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 Saturday, August 6th, the New England Garrison teamed up with the Lowell Spinners, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox for Star Wars Day at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA.  The Spinners all wore specially created jerseys that resembled Stormtrooper armor.  After the game, the jerseys were auctioned off to benefit the Joann Weber Charitable Fund. The weather was overcast and extremely muggy making it feel a bit like Dagobah but the Spinners staff did an amazing job making sure the troops were well cared for, rested and hydrated.  The sell out crowd loved seing Lord Vader and his troops once again as the Sith…
 
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