Hall of Honor
This section identifies heroes from the Yankee Minutemen who died in action and in service to protecting and saving those in and about New England and/or the rest of the world.
Recently, nearly a dozen super-powered and uniquely-skilled citizens of New England came together to save their fellow citizens from an ex-Canadian madman and his army of terrorists. That day, the "Yankee Minutemen" were forever forged into American history.
An insane, yet brilliant expatriated Canadian who goes by the self-appointed title of "Emperor North", combined with his band of paramilitary troops and meta-humans that made up the Emperor's United Canadian Empire (UCE) army, laid out a meticulous plan to take over and claim all of New England territory from the United States; a plan that was intended to create a 'new' nation the Emperor devised as "New Canada". His tools: nuclear weapons and meta-humans.
On that fateful day, thousands of UCE troops secretively descended upon major New England cities and hid nuclear weapons with remote triggers throughout the region. The Emperor then went public, stating that the US will turn over New England to the UCE and allow it to legally become "New Canada", where the Emperor would rule his new nation with no resistance or international disagreement, otherwise he would set off the nukes and leave New England a barren radioactive wasteland.
The United States agreed to negotiations to stall for time to find a way to stop the Emperor, but the Emperor had planned for every contingency, including superheroes and the US military. Using one of his inventors, Dr. Phlebotinum, the Emperor devised a way to place each hero in a condition to where they couldn't respond (The hero, Major Invader was captured and imprisoned by the UCE in Boston; The Challengers super-group was defeated with a nerve agent and hospitalized, etc.) Even the US Military and Intelligence communities were stymied by the UCE's portable EMP devices carefully placed along the New England land and sea borders, preventing any of the military's warplanes, missiles, ships, vehicles and systems from working.
When all hope was lost, and the U.S. President was about to send out a full scale assault upon the nuclear-hostage cities of New England (which would've killed millions of innocent people and destroyed most of the major cities), a band of heroes from all over New England teamed up under a complex battle plan contrived by the mysterious Minuteman. His plan required clockwork precision, multi-facet support and superhero and military coordination on an unheard of scale. When all was said and done, Minuteman's select teams of heroes disarmed and disabled all the nuclear weapons within a mere 2 seconds of one another.
As part of Minuteman's stage 2, other superheroes outside New England took out the EMP platforms, while the military rolled in to take down the UCE troops. During that same time, Minuteman's teams fought in Phase III, direct combat with UCE troops and meta-humans. Some of those on Minuteman's teams died, however, in the end, New England was freed from the UCE and Emperor North's control. The UCE was defeated, but in time, they'd be back with another maniacal plot to take over all of the North American continent and make it theirs.
After that day, New England and the world lauded the new "Yankee Minutemen" super-group as true heroes. Since then, Minuteman, leader of the team, received several "large" donations to help fund his team and continue to protect New England from radicals, terrorists and crime.
Based in Providence, Rhode Island, the Yankee Minutemen have continued the fight for the region, patrolling the cities, streets and towns of New England. Although the US Government desired for them to be a government sponsored team, the Yankee Minutemen declined, and instead are operating independently, promoting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the citizens of New England and the United States.