Battle of Bunker Hill Parade Kicks off at 12:30 P.M., June 10

June 12, 2018
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The Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade will have a ribbon cutting and musket volley in Hayes Square on Sunday, June 10, and then the fun will all begin as the columns of marchers head up Bunker Hill Street at 12:30 p.m.

Crew members of the USS Constitution march by the reviewing stand in front of the Bunker Hill Monument during last year’s Battle of Bunker Hill Day Parade. This year’s Parade will take place on June 10 and will step off at 12:30 p.m. from Hayes Square.

The Parade route this year has been slightly modified again, with everything the same until the marchers hit Thompson Square. Last year, marchers went up Green Street to High Street. This year, they will continue up Main Street and turn left on Monument Avenue to get to the Monument.

Parade Committee Chair Arthur Hurley said they are expecting good weather for the Sunday parade and there is plenty to be excited about.

The Parade will feature Chief Marshal Jack Tkachuk and family at the head of it all with the military contingent and veterans groups. Tkachuk comes from a long-time Charlestown family and was a Vietnam veteran and a Boston Firefighter.

The militia groups will have a strong presence once again, and there will be bands such as the Spartans, the 7th Regiment Drum & Bugle and one new band.

This year, Gov. Charlie Baker will march in the Parade with a large contingent, as will Mayor Martin Walsh, Congressman Michael Capuano and several city councilors.

Those representing and living in the Town, such as State Rep. Dan Ryan, Attorney General Maura Healey, Sen. Sal DiDomenico and Councilor Lydia Edwards.