HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Veterans, politicians and school marching bands will be among thousands of people marching in the Connecticut Veterans Parade in Hartford.
The festivities kick off at 11:30 a.m. Sunday with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch. The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. near the state Capitol.
Event organizers say it's the largest veterans parade in New England and one of the largest in the country.
The grand marshal is Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea of Brookfield, a veteran of the Marines who is director of veterans' outreach and support at the University of Connecticut's Graduate School of Business.
Among the marchers is Flight Officer Connie Nappier Jr. of New Britain, an Army Air Corps veteran who served in the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.