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Details have been released about the upcoming Danbury Memorial Day Parade.  The theme will be “Remembering Our Deceased Veterans, Honoring the Men and Women who served Our Country and displaying the American Flag”.  The The Danbury Council of Veterans has announced Franklin Buckley, a Vietnam War veteran, as Honorary Grand Marshal.

Honored Guests include Captain Ryan McKenna of the U.S. Air Force.  He is the Manager of the state Department of Veteran Affair's Office of Advocacy and Assistance.  The Rose Garden Memorial Services will be led by former Danbury state Senator Michael McLachlan. 

The "Flying Yankees" of the 103rd Airlift Wing, a unit of the Connecticut Air National Guard, stationed at Bradley Air National Guard Base will provide a flyover by a C-130H Hercules. The C-130H Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings.  It was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. Its mission is providing theater cargo and passenger airlift.

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