Memorial Day Parade needs marchers, floats … and sun

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MONROE, CT — A year ago, marchers anxiously awaited the first Memorial Day parade since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, only for rain to washout the outdoor event.

This spring, the enthusiasm for a parade is renewed. The theme is “Honoring Our Heroes” and organizers scheduled it for Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. The line of march will begin at Lower Elm Street and Route 111 and proceed to the War Memorial on the Town Hall Green, where a memorial ceremony will be held.

“It was disappointing when it rained last year after not having it for two years, because of COVID,” said Town Clerk Vida Stone, who serves as chair of the parade committee. “We’re really looking forward to having a parade again this year. There’s no better time than Memorial Day to support our veterans.”

But Stone said the committee needs to hear from organizations interested in participating in the parade as soon as possible, whether it’s to provide a marching unit, a float or both.

For information, call Stone at 203-452-2800, ext. 1027, or email her at [email protected].

There is no rain date for the parade. In the event of rain, like last year, the memorial ceremony will still be held inside the Council Chambers of Monroe Town Hall on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m.

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