June Day Parade and Banquet, Monday, 3 JUN 2019
1100hrs - Lunch: Members of the Association and the 211th MP Battalion will meet at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall (fourth floor) for an 1100hrs lunch provided by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (AHAC). First Corps members should wear their Association blazers and regimental ties. For the military, duty uniform is approved. The Association President has authorized wearing of the blue AFCC berets and baseball caps for those in civilian attire marching in the June Day Parade.
Noon Parade: We will march in a parade that will assemble at 1215hrs and kick off at 1230hrs from the front of Faneuil Hall (Congress Street). We will march through the streets of Boston. We will then march directly to the Boston Common for the AHAC ceremonial "Drum Head election," an historic Boston event since 1638.
1800hrs No-Cost Banquet: All members marching in the parade may attend the June Day Banquet that evening at 1800hrs at the Marriott Copley Place Boston Hotel, 110 Huntington Avenue, at no cost. Attire for the banquet is black tie with medals or military Class A/dress uniform.
RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR ALL EVENTS: To RSVP, call or email COL(MA) Dean Saluti at (617) 285-6565 or email@example.com.
Memorial Day Family Activities, Monday, 27 MAY 2019 1130hrs
1130hrs Ceremony: Members of the Association, the 211th MP Battalion, families and friends are invited to meet at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cam bridge at 1130hrs for the traditional Memorial Day ceremony. We will assemble in the parking area just inside the gate to the left, and we will all march to the First Corps of Cadets monument. There, we will have readings, bugler's taps, and the placement of the Memorial Wreath. Association member s should wear their blazers and regimental ties or duty uniforms. Again, friends and family are all welcome.
After the Ceremony: The collation will be at Conley's Pub & Grille (164 Belmont Street, Watertown, MA, 02472, 617-393-0237), less than a mile away. Pizza, salad, and pasta will be served at no cost. Families and friends are invited. Remember, the first round of drinks is traditionally paid for by the AFCC President.
Go out the front gate of the cemetery and take a left. Pass the supermarket on your right. Take that right. Proceed up the street a very short distance, several blocks, and Conley's Pub & Grille will be on the left. You can park on the street anywhere near Conley's.
The VAFCC holds its annual golf tournament every September in support of the Family Readiness Groups of the 211th MP Battalion (FCC) at the Far Corner Golf Course in Boxford, MA. It is a great day of playing “best-ball” golf, followed by a fabulous cookout and a raffle of delights and surprises. Money raised by the tournament sup
The VAFCC and the FCC join forces every Memorial Day in marching together to the First Corps monument in the historic Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA, for a Wreath Laying ceremony to honor the fallen members of the FCC from the Civil war to the Global War on Terror.