On Sunday, October 26th, members of the New England Garrison, Alderaan Base and the Mando Mercs marched in the 60th annual Woburn Lions Club Halloween Parade in Woburn, MA.   We had 41 troopers (plus 3 younglings) marching along Main Street. There was a solid grouping of OT characters for the Empire and a great looking crew of Jedi up front. And Firaxan Clan got into the mix by pulling together a 4-man line of their own to join us. For the second year in a row we really pulled out all the stops for this event! The President of the Lion’s Club…
 
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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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On a damp and windy Sunday in October, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison, Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base, and the Mandalorian Mercs – Firaxan and Wampa Clans marching on the streets of Woburn for the annual Lion’s Club Halloween Parade. Despite the less than favorable weather conditions these fine troopers stood their ground and walked along Route 38 to greet the fans who came out. There was everything from Jedi and a Clonetrooper, to TIE Pilots and X-Wing Pilots, soldiers of the Empire, followed by Bounty Hunters leading Darth Vader and the Emperor with a captured…
 
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On a cold and blustery October day – a day after a freak late season Nor’Easter which brought 12 inches of snow in some areas, the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base ventured out to one of their favorite annual events.  Between costumers and wranglers 35 people braved the cold to march in the Woburn Halloween Parade, a 3 mile jaunt through Woburn, MA.  Leading our section of the parade were the Jedi, X-Wing pilots, a Tusken and a peck of rockin’ jawas from Alderaan Base.  Following them, the parade vehicle held Lord Vader and his favorite bounty hunter, Boba…
 
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On Sunday, October 31st, the New England Garrison returned once again to the annual Woburn Halloween parade in Woburn Massachusettes, marching on the actual holiday for the first time. Over the past several years, the NEG has been a regular fixture of the parade, with a major prop and a wide array of marchers to green parade viewers. This year marked one of the most successful marches that the Garrison has participated in. Armed with a scene from Jabba’s palace from Return of the Jedi, The 501st fielded characters from almost every era of the Star Wars saga, starting off…
 
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