54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment

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54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment
Active November 20, 2008 – present
Country  United States of America
Branch  United States Army
Type Ceremonial regiment

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment is a ceremonial unit of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. It takes its name from the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

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The 54th assumes the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which preceded it and which fought in the American Civil War. The 54th was made famous through its representation in the 1989 film Glory.

The unit was formed on November 21, 2008, and designated the Massachusetts National Guard ceremonial unit, forming an honor guard at military funerals and other state functions.[1] It was invited to march in President Barack Obama's inaugural parade.

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