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Memorial Day Events Across Connecticut

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Monday, May 29, 2017)

    Memorial Day is a time to honor those who gave their lives for our country. From parades, services and observances, to family activities marking the history of our armed forces, we have you covered with events across the state this Memorial Day weekend.

    PARADES

    Ansonia Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 2 p.m. at Nolan Field 
    More info here.

    Berlin Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts 9 a.m. at Peck Street in Kensington
    More info here.

    Branford Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. at the Branford Green and Town Hall Drive
    More info here.

    Canton Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. at the Canton Community Center
    More info here.

    Cheshire Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 1:30 p.m. on Route 10
    More info here.

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    Coventry Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. at the Robertson School
    More info here.

    Cromwell Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, May 30
    May 30, Starts at 6 p.m. 
    More info here.

    Danbury Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Danbury canceled its parade due to the rainy forecast. There will be a Memorial Mass at 6:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church
    More info here.

    Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 9 a.m. at Howe and White Streets in Shelton
    More info here.

    East Haven, May 29
    Starts at 11:30 a.m. at American Legion Post 89

    East Lyme Memorial Day Parade
    May 29, starts at 2 p.m. near St. John’s Green
    More info here.

    Easton Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Easton Fire House
    More info here.

    Ellington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies, May 29
    Starts at 9 a.m. at Crystal Lake. Followed by programs at several locations.
    More info here.

    Enfield Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 1 p.m. in front of the Old Town Hall Museum.
    More info here.

    Fairfield Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. at Old Town Hall
    More info here.

    Farmington and Unionville Memorial Day Parades, May 29
    The Farmington Parade starts at 8:30 a.m. and the Unionville parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
    More info here.

    Hamden Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. at Hamden High School
    More info here.

    Ledyard Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 1 p.m. at Ledyard Center School/Fairgrounds
    More info here.

    Madison Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Madison has canceled their parade due to a rainy forecast.
    More info here.

    Mansfield Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony, May 29
    Starts at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Route 195 and Bassetts Bridge Road
    More information here.

    Meriden Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. at Curtis Street
    More info here.

    Middlebury Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 5 p.m.
    More info here.

    Middletown Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street, and ends at Union Park with a wreath-laying and ceremony. Hosted by the Council of Veterans of Middletown and the City of Middletown.

    Milford Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 2 p.m. at Daniel Wasson Field.
    More info here.

    Monroe Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 2 p.m. at Lower Elm Street and Route 111
    More info here.

    Naugatuck Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 8 a.m.

    Newington Memorial Day Parade, May 27
    Starts at 10:30 a.m.
    More info here.

    New Britain Memorial Day Parade, May 30
    May 30, starts at 6 p.m. at Broad and Burritt Streets.
    More info here.

    North Branford Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. on Commerce Drive off Route 80
    More info here.

    Old Saybrook Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Begins with wreath-laying at 9 a.m. at Saybrook Point. Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Stop & Shop
    More info here.

    Orange Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center Field
    More info here.

    Putnam Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. and ends with a service at St. Mary Church Grounds
    More info here.

    Redding Memorial Day Parade, May 27
    Starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Redding Elementary School Memorial Auditorium
    More info here.

    Ridgefield Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Jesse Lee United Methodist Church
    More info here.

    Seymour Remembers Memorial Day Parade, May 28
    Starts at 10:30 a.m. at the grandstand on Main Street.
    More info here.

    Simsbury Memorial Day Parades, May 29
    Simsbury hosts two parades – the Tarriffville parade starts at 9 a.m. on Winthrop Street. The Simsbury parade starts at 1:30 p.m. at Owens Brook Boulevard.
    More info here.

    Southington Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10:30 a.m. at Eden Avenue. Southington will have multiple Memorial Day Services in locations around town
    More info here.

    South Windsor Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park

    Westerly Pawcatuck Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    This event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Pawcatuck Shopping Center in Pawcatuck (Stonington) and ends in RI
    More info here.

    Torrington Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 9:30 a.m.
    More info here.

    Trumbull Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 10 a.m. at 6540 Main Street
    More info here.

    Town of Vernon & American Legion Annual Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Begins at 10 a.m. at the Northeast School
    More info here. 

    Wallingford Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Starts at 8 a.m.
    More info here.

    West Hartford Memorial Day Parade, May 29

    Starts at 10 a.m. at Woodrow Street and Farmington Avenue
    More info here.

    West Haven Memorial Day Parade, May 29
    Begins at 10:30 a.m. on Campbell Avenue
    More info here.

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    Westport Memorial Day Parade, May 29 at 9 a.m. on Riverside Avenue. Services will be on the Veterans Green after the parade.

    Wethersfield Memorial Day Parade, May 27
    Starts at 9 a.m. on State Street
    More info here.

    Windsor Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade, May 29
    The Memorial Day Parade and outdoor ceremonies have been canceled. There will still be a ceremony in the Windsor Town Hall Council Chambers, starting at 10 a.m.
    More info here.

    OTHER SERVICES/ OBSERVANCES

    Derby/Shelton

    Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Service
    May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Shelton High School
    A memorial service honoring those who have served and their families
    More info here.

    East Hartford

    Memorial Day American Flag Cemetery Duty
    May 20 at 8 a.m.
    The Patriotic Commission invites volunteers to come place flags on Veterans’ Graves at Hillside Cemetery

    More info here.

    Memorial Day Remembrance and Celebration
    May 26 at 6 p.m. at East Hartford High School
    Songs and performances honor veterans at this event

    More info here.

    Veteran’s Memorial Remembrance Ceremony
    May 28 at 6 p.m. at Bicentennial Park
    This ceremony honors East Hartford’s fallen military heroes
    More info here.

    Middletown

    Sunday Memorial Service and Wreath Laying
    May 27 at 9 a.m.
    Volunteers will place around 9,800 flags to honor veterans laid to rest at Veterans Cemetery on Bow Lane
    More info here.

    Mystic

    Mystic Seaport Decoration Day
    May 29 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Memorials are laid in honor of local Civil War soldiers, followed by a program to honor lost soldiers from any century
    More info here.

    Norwich

    Taftville Memorial Day Ceremony
    May 29 at 10 a.m.
    Name reading to honor veterans. The 2017 Honored Veteran is Joseph Carrigan. Carrigan, one of the first Americans to cross the Rhine River, died at Westover AFB of a rare blood disease contracted in Germany.
    More info here.

    Trumbull

    Vietnam Veterans Ceremony
    May 29 at 7:30 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial on White Plains Road

    Memorial Ceremony
    May 29 at 8:30 a.m. at Trumbull Town Hall

    More info on both events here. 

    West Hartford

    Memorial Day Flag Placement
    May 27 at 8:30 a.m. on Pleasant Street
    Volunteers needed to place flags on veterans’ graves at the Fairview Cemetery
    More info here.

    West Haven

    May 27 at 5 p.m. at Bradley Point Park

    Members of the West Haven Veterans Council and city officials will dedicate the 10th phase of the brick Veterans Walk of Honor

    More info here.

    OTHER ACTIVITIES

    Hartford

    Connecticut Science Musueum: Honoring Those Who Service
    May 27-May 28; Open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    Service members receive free general admission to the Connecticut Science Center. Details here. 

    Riverfront Summer Pops: Salute America
    May 27, 7-9 p.m.
    Start your Memorial Day weekend by listening to these patriotic tributes with everything from famous marches to Yankee Doodle. Full details here.

    Wethersfield

    Revolutionary War Encampment
    May 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    There’s plenty to do and see at Wethersfield’s annual Revolutionary War Encampment. Get details here. 

    Fairfield

    St. Paul’s Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast
    May 29, starts at 7 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    Hosted by St. Paul’s, this breakfast is served ahead of the historic Memorial Day Parade. All servicemen and servicewomen receive breakfast at no charge, and proceeds from everyone else go to outreach. More info here. 

    Meriden

    Meriden Memorial Mile
    May 29, starts at 8:45 a.m. at Israel Putnam Elementary School
    The benefits from this run go toward services for veterans at the American Legion, Yoga4Change, and Middlesex Community College. Details here.

    Mystic

    Mystic Seaport’s Salute to Summer
    May 27 & 28 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Enjoy the kickoff of summer with outdoor activities at Mystic Seaport, including 19th-century lawn games; 19th-century carnival games; tug-of-war; harpoon throwing; relay races; and visitor whaleboat rowing. Full details here. 

    Plymouth

    Walking Tour of Burying Ground and the Henry Terry House
    May 28, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    After the Memorial Day parade concludes on the Plymouth Green, take a fascinating tour of the Burying Ground, created in 1747, where 38 soldiers from the Revolutionary War are buried. More info here.

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