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June Day Parade & Drum Head Election Ceremony Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
Faneuil Hall Square
Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA
(617) 227-1638
June 1, 2020
Start Time: 12:15 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Price: Free
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June Day – First Monday in June

Election of Officers & Sergeants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company

Bring the family and observe the largest military parade on the East Coast! Over 30 historic military organizations participate in this yearly parade and ceremonial event!  A parade precedes the AHAC Company election. The Company marches from their Headquarters  in Faneuil Hall to the Granary Burial Ground on Tremont Street. At the cemetery they lay a wreath at the grave-site of Robert Keayne the First Captain Commanding of the Company.

Drumhead Election Ceremony

The parade then proceeds to The Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Tremont Street for a memorial service for recently deceased members.The parade then reconvenes and proceeds to Boston Common. At the Common the drumhead elections is reenacted for officers and 12 elected Sergeants. The ballots are distributed, collected and placed upon the drumhead, which is located in front of the Company.

MA Governor Issues Commissions

Out-going officers tender their resignations to the Governor of the State of Massachusetts, the Commander-in-Chief, and newly elected Officers receive their commissions. The election is an reenactment of the first election and has continued without interruption since 1638. The parade then reconvenes and proceeds to a local downtown hotel.

View List of Invited Historic Military Organizations

June Day Event Information

Date: June 3, 2019 June 1, 2020 June 7, 2021 June 6, 2022 June 5, 2023
Admission: Free
Start Time: 12:15pm
End Time: 2:00pm
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Start Location: Faneuil Hall,  1 FH Square. Boston, MA 02113
End Location: near Boston Common
Parking: Street Parking or Under Boston Common (Garage)
Public Transportation: MBTA Govt Ctr / Haymarket
Directions Hwy Exit: Govt Ctr / Haymarket

June Day Parade & Drum Head Election Ceremony