Many Memorial Day Parades Continue as Scheduled Despite Weather - NBC Connecticut

Many Memorial Day Parades Continue as Scheduled Despite Weather



    Many Memorial Day Parades Continue as Scheduled Despite Weather
    The Memorial Day parade in Wallingford is still on, but some towns are canceling their parades due to inclement weather.

    While Berlin canceled its parade and Mansfield moved its Memorial Day festivities inside, the weather held off for many other memorial events across the state.

    One of those parades was Bristol.

    "We're here to celebrate those that passed away in war and the people that spent their time in war," Gabriel  Misluk, 13, of Bristol, said.

    Brandon Hoffman, of Bristol, celebrated this Memorial Day remembering his great grandfather, a World War II veteran, who passed away last year.

    Residents left wreaths on memorials around town to commemorate locals who served in the military, which meant a lot to veterans like Kenneth DePerry, who enlisted in the Air Force 1960.

    "I think of the ones that never made it back. The ones that gave all," he said. "It's a sad thing."

    Chad Robinson and his family traveled from Sandy Hook to the East Lyme parade as they try to do every year.

    "Yeah, we love it," he said. "Come everytime we can."

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who appeared in six parades across the state this weekend including East Lyme, said that the crowds treat the day "as an opportunity to pay homage to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and those who were standing alongside them."

    NBC Connecticut Meteorologist Garrett Argianas is forecasting partially cloudy skies later this morning into the afternoon and breezy but mild weather.

    Click here to see a list of other Memorial Day parades Monday.

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