As they have for nearly four centuries, the members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts marched to the Common in a June tradition.
The third oldest chartered military organization in the world, this year’s change of command was the Artillery Company’s 385th.
Founded in 1638, the Company has left its headquarters at Faneuil Hall and marched to Common on the first Monday of every June since.
Once there, the organization forms rank on the Carty Parade Ground and awaits inspection by the governor — this time Gov. Maura Healey who was greeted with the booming report of three howitzers operated by the Massachusetts National Guard’s 101st Field Artillery Group.
Captain Commanding Thomas Goodfellow resigned his commission as commander of the Artillery Monday, handing the command staff to Captain Timothy Haraden, who was elected to his position by members of the Company.