Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts (AHAC) participate in wreath laying ceremonies at military memorials in Washington, DC

Captain Commanding Charles J. McCarthy, Jr. led 125 members and guests of the AHAC Company to the Vietnam Wall and the Iwo Jima monuments.  During the solemn exercises at both venues AHAC members marched respectfully onto the hallowed grounds, where they were greeted by Honor Flight veterans from World War II and the Korean War.

The week long AHAC Fall Field Day Tour of Duty will continue with exercises at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and John F. Kennedy’s grave site at Arlington National Cemetery.

And visits to Walter Reed Hospital as well as the Greater Washington Veterans Hospital where AHAC members will provide gift packages to patients and donations of $10,000 to each venue. This is part of the ongoing efforts of the AHAC to aid, comfort, and support veterans of all wars who continue to seek medical assistance.

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company is the oldest chartered military organization in the Western Hemisphere founded in 1638 and headquartered in historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA since 1746. For further information visit: or call 617.227.1638. Our membership has included 14 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, 4 Presidents of the United States and service men and women that have fought in every war and conflict in service to their colony, Commonwealth, and Our Nation.

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