Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Ancient and Honorable
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts conducted an exercise on the Boston Common yesterday afternoon, accompanied by other military units, past and present. The corner of Park and Tremont Streets was the staging area for the beginning of the parade.
This company was chartered in 1638 and was the first chartered military organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Ancient and honorable Artillery Company serves as Honor Guard to the Governor of Massachusetts, who serves as its Commander in Chief.