Committee invites organizations to march in Memorial Day Parade, design floats

The town had sunny weather for its Memorial Day Parade last year.

MONROE, CT — Monroe’s annual Memorial Day Parade: Honoring Our Heroes will also celebrate the town’s bicentennial, the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department’s 100th anniversary and Wolfe Park’s 50th year on Sunday, May 28.

The Memorial Day Parade Committee invites veterans, schools and civic organizations to march.

“We are hoping your organization will consider participating by providing a marching unit, a float, or both,” said Vida Stone, a committee member. “This year we will be having a float contest so be sure to get creative.”

The categories will be most creative, best overall and best school float.

“Our judges will be our veterans, of course,” Stone said. “We ask that you have a bicentennial theme or something representing our past or present.”

Those wishing to march should fill out an application form and return it as soon as possible to: Memorial Day Parade Committee, Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe, CT 06468 or to email it to [email protected]. The form includes line of march instructions.

On May 28, the line of march begins at 1 p.m. at lower Elm Street and Route 111 and will proceed to the War Memorial
on the Town Hall Green, where the memorial ceremony will be conducted.

There is no rain date for the parade. However, in the event of inclement weather, the memorial ceremony will be held indoors on Sunday, May 28, in the Monroe Town Hall Council Chambers at 1 p.m.

For information, call Vida Stone, who is also the town clerk, at Monroe Town Hall, 203-452-2800, extension 1027, or email her at [email protected].

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