MEMORIAL DAY PARADE- Monday, May 28, 2012
First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst along with
American Legion Post 141 and VFW Post 10059 have completed plans for
the upcoming Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 28, 2012.
“Our parade is an event made possible by the
partnership of our Town’s Veterans’ Organizations in conjunction with
our Town departments, a cadre of resident volunteers, youth and civic
organizations and performing marching bands,” said the First Selectman.
“We hope the community will come out in full force this year in honoring those that serve our nation.”
The day begins with a ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on White Plains Road at 10:00 A.M. The Memorial Day Ceremony on the Town Hall Green will begin at 12:30 p.m. honoring all our deceased veterans from all wars. The Grand Marshall for the parade, James Frisino, will be the guest speaker. James, a World War II European combat veteran was awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge. We are honored to have him be a part of the Memorial Day events this year.
The theme for this year is “Lest We Forget” to honor our Veterans. Marching in the parade will be congressional dignitaries, marching bands from around the region including our Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band, the Madison Middle School and the Hillcrest Middle School bands. Civic organizations, fire companies, scouts and sports leagues will provide marching units. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Route 111 (in front of Marisa’s Restaurant) and proceed to the Town Hall.
All scouting troops, as well as sports leagues must be in uniform in order to march this year. We will ask each group to have appropriate standard bearers identifying individual units or sections. These groups will assemble at the Long Hill Administration Building and enter the parade from that point.
Mr. Herbst has asked parade participants to please contact his office as soon as possible to reserve a spot in the parade. Please call Town Hall at 203-452-5005.
To avoid injuries to participants and spectators, the Committee and the Police Department are informing all participants marching or on floats that there is absolutely NO throwing of candy, beads or any objects to the observers, nor should observers throw any items to the marchers or float participants.
We are looking forward to another successful parade in which we can honor all our servicemen both past and present for all their sacrifices. In the event the parade is canceled due to inclement weather, an announcement will be made on WICC 600 AM radio prior to 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Herbst is looking forward to another memorable parade as First Selectman. Mr. Herbst hopes it will again be as successful as last year.
The Committee is looking forward to this exciting time of patriotic feelings, soaring flags, and heart-felt prayers for our servicemen and the wish for peace around the world.