On the first Monday in June an election of the Officers and
Sergeants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company takes
place. A parade precedes the election and the Company marches
from Government Center (adjacent to their Headquarters
at Faneuil Hall) to the Granary Burial Ground on Tremont
Street. At the cemetery they lay a wreath at the gravesite
of Robert Keayne
the First Captain Commanding of the Company.
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.
Out-going officers tender their resignations to the Governor
of the State of Massachusetts 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
The incoming Sergeants are offering a special VIP Package
for June Day!