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17 October 2014 CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD – Captain Gerry McCarthy joined Governor Deval Patrick on board America’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, for a short underway turnaround in Boston Harbor in commemoration of the U.S. Navy's 239th birthday and the ship's upcoming 217th birthday. Our Ancients stood proud before the mast during a bone rattling 21-gun salute off Fort Independence on Castle Island in South Boston as well as during an additional 17-gun salute near U.S. Coast Guard Base Boston prior to the ship's return to her berth at Charlestown Navy Yard. The turnaround cruise was the historic warship's final Boston Harbor underway until 2018, as she is scheduled to enter dry dock in March for a three-year restoration period. Caption: From left, COL Welch, COL Sacco PC, Gov. Patrick, MAJ Welch, CPT McCarthy, COL Willwerth, LTCOL McCarthy aboard Old Ironsides.(Photo: Courtesy LT Barton Hyte)

NEWS: Read about June Day, wreath laying ceremonies, Presidents' Day event, and other activities of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. (read more news)

Upcoming Public Events

Boston, MA 11 November. Veterans Day Ceremony at Statehouse.

Plymouth, MA 22 November. Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA. 01 December. Toys for Tots and Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans. Collection outside Faneuil Hall. Evening only!

Somerville, MA 01 January 2015. 239th Anniversary of Raising of 1st American Flag.

Salem Common, Salem. MA. Saturday 05 April 2015. Salem Muster.

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AHAC Meetings & Events

Fall Shoot Saturday 25 October, Candidates Night Thursday 06 November, Veterans Day Tuesday 11 November...view calendar


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Governor Bill Weld, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito meet Ancients at UOH, .read more news!

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NEW JFK Photograph placed on exhibit! Information on current and upcoming displays and exhibits..

We Are: The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company --- AHAC --- Massachusetts Militia --- a patriotic service organization preserving historic and patriotic traditions of Boston, Massachusetts, and the United States. We are the oldest chartered military organization in the western hemisphere. Internationally, the Ancients have helped develop new friendships with emerging democracies in Eastern Europe. Historically, members of this Company have served in every Massachusetts colonial war and national conflict since the company's founding in 1638. The Company is a member of the Centennial Legion of Historical Military Commands. (learn more)

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