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All Area Veterans Invited to Participate in the Old Saybrook Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27
The Town of Old Saybrook has announced that it will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019.
By: Old Saybrook Memorial Day Parade Committee
The day's events will begin with a Dockside Naval Ceremony. Assembly will be at 8:45 a.m. for all participating units at the Saybrook Point Pavilion parking lot, located at the end of College Street, with a Wreath Laying Ceremony on the Connecticut River at 9:00 a.m.
The Parade Assembly will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Stop & Shop parking lot. The Parade steps off promptly at 10:00 a.m. from Elm Street. The Parade will go straight across Route 1 to Main Street to the Veterans Memorial Monuments on the Town Green, where a Memorial Program will be conducted. Weather permitting, military flyovers are scheduled during the parade.
This year's parade committee is excited to announce a new honor: a special float will ride along the parade route featuring Blue Star mothers and their families as well as local veterans. (Blue Star families have sons and daughters currently serving in different branches of the armed services deployed around the country and around the world.)
Due to safety concerns, participants marching or riding are reminded not to throw or distribute candies or novelties along the parade route.
All veterans are invited to attend, and rides in the parade route are available for those unable to march. Those interested should contact Max Sabrin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-395-5550. www.oldsaybrookfire.com
Old Saybrook 2019 Memorial Day Parade Committe