MEMORIAL DAY PARADE- Monday, May 26, 2014
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 26, 2014.
"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 8:00A.M. The Memorial Day Ceremony on the Town Hall Green will begin at 8:4 5A.M. honoring all our deceased veterans. The Grand Marshall for the parade, George Areson, will be the guest speaker. George Areson was born and raised in New York City, he is a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era, serving two years on active duty and six years in the reserves. He went from the Army to St. John's University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting and later a CPA certificate.
During his forty year business career he worked as a financial executive for several major international corporations until his retirement in 2000. He subsequently served for several years on Trumbull's Board of Finance, including a term as Vice-Chairman.
George is a Life member of the American Legion and has served as Commander of Trumbull Post 14 1 for the past six years. He is chairman of the Memorial Day Parade Committee and the Veterans' Day ceremonies held each year at Trumbull High School, and serves as the Master of Ceremonies for both events.
George and his wife Emily, who is the town's Arts Coordinator, have lived in Trumbull for thirty-seven years and their three children are all graduates of the Trumbull public school system.
The winning theme this year submitted by Lucas Scarabosio of Frenchtown School is "Remember the Price of Freedom". Lucas will be marching in the parade with the Grand Marshall.
Marching in the parade will be our Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band, the Madison Middle School and the Hillcrest Middle School bands. Local dignitaries, Civic organizations, fire companies, scouts and sports leagues will provide marching units.
The parade will begin at 10:00 A.M. at Route 111 (in front of the Long Hill Green) and proceed to the Town Hall. All scout troops, as well as sports leagues must be in uniform in order to march. We will ask each group to have appropriate standard bearers identifying individual units or sections. All groups will assemble at the parking lot in front of Marisa's Restaurant.
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 6 00 AM and WEBE 107. 9 FM radio prior to 6:00A.M., however the Memorial Service will be held in the Council Chambers of Town Hall at 8:4 5a.m.
Mr. Herbst is looking forward to another memorable parade as First Selectman. Mr. Herbst hopes it will again be as successful as the past years. 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.
Memorial Day Parade Assembly – May 26, 2014
Trumbull Police Department
Theme Contest winner – Lucas Scarabosio
Madison Middle School Marching Band
American Legion Post 141
VFW Post 10059
Trumbull Rotary Club – Veterans WWII
Barnum Festival Float and Ringmaster Paul Timpanelli
Hillcrest Middle School Marching Band
Brownie Troop 36197
Girl Scout Troop 36275
Girl Scout Troop 36450
Girl Scout Troop 36459
Cub Scout Pack 468
Middlebrook Elementary School
Girl Scout Troop 35417
Girl Scout Troop 35251
Daisy Troop 35198
Jane Ryan School
Daisy Troop 30159
Daisy Troop 35182
Girl Scout Troop 35080
Girl Scout Troop 35144
Cub Scout Pack 64
Daniels Farm School
Daisy Troop 36001
Girl Scout Troop 36452
Girls Scout Troop 36454
St Catherine of Siena School
Lakewood Trumbull YMCA
Daisy Troop 35149
Brownie Troop 36462
Brownie Troop 35176
Girl Scout Troop 35429
Girl Scout Troop 35248
Girl Scout Troop 35018
Girl Scout Troop 35210
Girl Scout Troop 35434
Girl Scout Troop 36023
Cub Scout Pack 167
Cub Scout Pack 261
Boy Scout Troop 67
Boy Scout Troop 68
Boy Scout Troop 65
Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band
Trumbull AYSO Soccer Club
Trumbull Fire Department Trucks
Pyramid Temple Little Wheels
Pyramid Temple Snowmobiles
Final Police Car
Trumbull Memorial Day Parade Participant Registration Form