September 3rd was FORCE FRIDAY, the day that all the new Star Wars merchandise for The Force Awakens hit store shelves. And of course, the New England Garrison was there as well to help with the festivities! We had troopers all over New England! We were at the Toys-R-Us in Framingham, MA. We were at the Toys-R-Us in Williston, VT. We were at the Target in Woburn, MA. We were at the Toys-R-Us in Nashua, NH. And, we were at the Toys-R-Us in Springfield, MA.   We were out at Midnight at all these events, helping to entertain the…
 
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  The 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with The Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base were invited to Star Wars Day at the – Liquid Planet Water Park in Candia, NH on August 22nd. This was a nice quite little troop. We had a Jawa, a Jedi and of course that crazy droid R2-D2. It was a slow day at the park and we greeted the guests as they came into the park. The Jawa was a little confused by the water, but she did find a sandbox to play in! We walked around with R2-D2 and all the smiles from…
 
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On Saturday, June 20th, members of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, were invited to attend Star War Night at the ball park! It was the home game of The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. (Though, that night, their team name was listed on the scoreboard as “The Empire”!) The game was held on a beautiful summer evening at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH. We had a great mix of characters in attendance, and the crowds loved us. After escorting a young patient…
 
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On May 31st, member of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with members of The Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, were invited to the “Be a Rebel, Read a Book!” event held at Water Street Books, in Exeter, NH. Book publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) launched the nationwide “Star Wars: Read a Book, Be a Rebel” initiative. Water Street Bookstore was selected as an official event site. The goal of the imitative was to show kids that their favorite Star Wars characters could be found in books, not just on the screen! At the store they set up a huge Star…
 
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May 2nd was the annual Free Comic Book Day. The New England Garrison made appearances at locations all over the region! Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH – This is certainly the largest Free Comic Book Day event we participated in! We had one trooper who even appeared in three different costumes in the course of the day. And, another one of our troopers won the costume contest! ┬áIt was a great event for costumers of all types, not just the NEG. Rah-CoCo’s Collectables in Providence, RI – A small event, but it allowed one of our new recruits to…
 
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