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Greater Danbury area towns mark Memorial Day

REDDING

Parade Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. rain or shine.


As in past years, formation will take place at the Redding Elementary School Memorial Auditorium, beginning at 11:30am. The ceremony will begin promptly at 12:00 Noon with parade step-off at 12:15pm. The parade will proceed to the Redding Green, for flag-raising and flower-placing ceremonies at the Memorial Stone and festivities should conclude by 1pm.

 

BROOKFIELD

The Strawberry Festival hosted by the Brookfield Historical Society will take place on Sunday, between 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. The festival is located outside the Brookfield Museum at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center.

 

The parade starts around 1pm and ends near the museum parking lot where strawberry shortcake and soft drinks will be sold to support future public programs of the Society.  A ceremony will take place at the park at 2pm.

 

In the Museum, the sixth annual Brookfield War Memorial exhibit will be open to the public.  It is a moving display, which honors 44 former Brookfield residents who gave their lives while in the military, in service to the United States. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

 

MONROE

The parade will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Marchers will line up at Lower Elm Street and Route 111 and the parade will proceed to the New War Memorial located on the Town Hall Green where the memorial ceremony will be conducted.  There is no rain date for the parade. In case of rain, the Town of Monroe will still hold the memorial ceremony on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. in the Monroe Town Hall Council Chambers, 7 Fan Hill Road Monroe.

 

DANBURY

The City’s annual Memorial Day observance on Monday will begin with solemn services at 6:30am at St Joseph Church.  There are wreath laying ceremonies at 12 monuments around the City.  The parade starts at 9:30 and marches along Main Street with floats, color guards, and bands.  A skydiving display is planned about 10:45 am over the parade viewing stand in Rogers Park.

 

EASTON

The town of Easton and the Charles L. Ruman Post 160 of the American Legion invite all of Easton and the surrounding communities to honor our fallen service men and women at the annual Memorial Day parade on Monday.  The parade begins 9:30 a.m. at the town green across from the Easton Fire Department firehouse, travels down Center Street and ends with a ceremony at the Town Hall.  All local organizations are invited to participate and are asked to assemble at the town green at 9 o’clock.

 

NEW MILFORD

New Milford officials invite everyone in to join in remembering those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This year's ceremony and parade will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. in front of the New Milford Library. (In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the VFW on Avery Road.)  The New Milford Veterans Committee organized this year's program.

 

WESTON
Annual Memorial Day Parade is at 10:45 am Monday.  Line-up will be on School Rd no later than 9:45 am.

 

RIDGEFIELD
The annual Memorial Day festivities will begin Monday with a ceremony at the Veteran's Monument in front of Jesse Lee United Methodist Church at 270 Main Street just before the 11:30 am step off of the parade.  The parade will head north on Main Street, ending in Ballard Park. After the parade, a ceremony will be held in the Ballard Park gazebo honoring the Grand Marshall, Col. Robert Law, and all those who gave their life for their country and our freedom.

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