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Governor Patrick honors the 54th with a vist during Juneteenth Day 2009

54TH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT, CO  A
COLORED LADIES CHRISTIAN RELIEF SOCIETY
MEMBER INFORMATION

2014 Event List for 54th Mass Vol Infantry. 

Other organizations may request 54th event appearances, but we can only accommodate them if we have available members. The short descriptive information gives you an idea of the program; please contact the office for a full description. These events are Class A uniform appearances.  Please let me know your interest and intent to participate.  Support your organization by setting a goal for yourself of participating in four or more events during the season.  Unless otherwise stated, our events can support as many members as are available to participate.  Some events will have a maximum requirement.

Feb 1; 4pm: Hanscom AFB, Bedford, Ma, Our 40 min program as part of their larger program for Black History Month “Kickoff”

Feb 6-7: Bay Shore HS. NY, Classroom presentations all day Friday Travel to Bay Shore on Thursday w/overnight in Holiday Inn.  On Friday, Four classroom presentations of our program w/ lunch during the day.  Return to Boston after school on Friday. 

Feb 8; 10am: Hingham Historical Society, Lincoln Day Commemoration. Firing salute to Gov. Andrew at cemetery.   Short March to Lincoln statue w/ ceremony and refreshments at Church afterwards.

Feb 11- 19: Olustee Materials. Supply van leaves and returns during this time period.  Shipment of all equipment for weekend encampment in Fla.

Feb 14-16; 6am: Olustee Encampment & Reenactment, Fla.  Weekend encampment and commemoration of 150th anniversary of 1864 Battle.  Members flying to Olustee will leave Boston and be met by supply van at Jacksonville and transported to weekend encampment.  This is a living history portrayal with two reenactments of the battle.  Return flight to Boston Sunday night. 

Feb 27 5pm: Dudley Branch, BPL.  Dudley Sq., Boston, Ma.
A community presentation or our Program as part of the Library’s Black History Month commemoration. 

Mar 29; 1pm: Mass Historical Society, “Tell It With Pride” Boston, Company Presentation of our program at the Museum exhibit sponsored by the MHS.

Apr 11-12: Remember Fort Pillow, Henning TN.  A Living History weekend encampment, for an individual initiative, of the 150th anniversary commemoration of the USCT troops and African American civilians who fought and died at Ft. Pillow in 1864.

June 2; 8am: History on the Common, Boston, MA.  9-1pm Presentation of a “Dress & Drill” program on the Common for area school students as part of a larger program sponsored by Friends of the Public Garden.

Jun 7; 8am: Abyssinian Bap't Church, Cemetery Dedication, Portland, ME.
Dedication ceremony of the Colored Cemetery in Portland in conjunction with the 9th Maine Vol, who fought at Ft. Wagner with the 54th Mass.

Jun 14: Roxbury Homecoming, 8am – until; Franklin Park, Boston,
            Community encampment, SOTS, and recruitment opportunity  

June 19, 12pm: Museum of African American Artists, Roxbury, MA. “Juneteenth Commemoration.” Demonstration encampment with Presentation and Retiring of the colors. Fundraising opportunity

Jul 4th: Hingham July 4th Parade, MA 8am Independence Day Celebration.  1 ½  mile march w/colors.

Jul 26-27: Honey Hill Battle Reenactment, Delhi, NY.  A Living History encampment and reenactment of the Battle of Honey Hill, SC.  54th Mass and NY regiments fought together in this battle in Nov 1864

Nov 11: Veterans Day Ceremony, Boston Common, 8am. Ceremony honoring Mass Veterans at the Monument in conjunction with the 54th Mass Vol, National Guard, Co  C.

FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND INCLUSION:

Our Company is working to schedule event presentations of our Program at the area Veterans Hospitals: JP, Bedford, Brockton, & W. Roxbury.  This seems most feasible for the second half of the year when we have fewer events.

We have the opportunity for a tour of the Springfield Armaments Museum, Springfield, Ma and a CW tour of Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.  Please let me know if you have interest in a tour of either of these and I’ll work to schedule a convenient time.

It is an appropriate tribute to sponsor a 2015 Return of the Colors Ceremonial Sesquicentennial Event.  We need to start now for a program sometime in August/Sept 2015

 

Notable Past Events:

From January 17 - 21, 2009, The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer
Regiment Company A
participated in events surrounding the
Inauguration of President Barack Obama, this included marching in the parade. There was also a rededication of the African American Civil War Memorial, which was presided over.

African American Civil War Memorial

The African American Civil War Memorial, at the corner of Vermont Avenue and U Street NW in Washington, D.C., commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War.

The memorial was developed by the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum. It was transferred to the National Park Service on October 27, 2004, and is managed by National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Some members of the 54th with Colored Ladies of the Blue Hills at the rededication of the African American Civil War Monument


The memorial is located at the eastern entrance to the African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro station.
African American Civil War Memorial, Washington DC

The museum, located two blocks west of the memorial in the historic U Street neighborhood, opened to the public in January 1999. Its mission is to allow visitors, researchers, and descendants of the United States Colored Troops to better understand this story of the struggle for freedom.
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The 54th preparing to leave for the Inaugural Parade for President Barach Obama
The 54th was also the guests of honor at the Veterans Jazz Brunch
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Cost will be based on the number pre ordered, there is a minimum order of 12 required.

Image to be embroidered on the back of the 54th wool varsity jacket.

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