Monroe Bicentennial Year Memorial Day Parade details, the line of march

MONROE, CT — The town will celebrate Memorial Day Sunday with its Bicentennial year 2023 Memorial Day Parade “Honoring our Heroes- Past and Present” at 1 p.m. with a ceremony following at the War Memorial directly located in front of Monroe Town Hall.

Local veterans will lead the parade, followed by military groups and police officers, First Selectman Kenneth M. Kellogg, State Rep. Tony Scott, R-Monroe, and other officials from the state of Connecticut, as well as Monroe’s three volunteer fire companies and volunteer emergency medical personnel.

Also included in the parade is the Connecticut 2023 Kid Governor Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez, Monroe Elementary School fifth grader, as well as the 2023 “Poppy Princess” Annabella Carr from Brookfield Middle school.

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary the 2023 Barnum Festival will be in the parade featuring 2023 Ringmaster George Estrada and his wife Rita with members of the Royal Family:

King: Owen Bull, Trumbull High School

Queen: Sameeha Yara Malak Shaik, Masuk High School, Monroe

Princess: Anastasia Stanis, Derby High School

Princess: Kendra Mitacek, Notre Dame High School, Fairfield

Prince: Dillon Durante, Shelton High School

Prince: Baerum Alfreh- Bunnell High school, Stratford

Tom Thumb: Rafael Gonzalez, Monroe Elementary School

Lavinia Warren: Catherine Sather, Discovery Magnet school, Bridgeport, CT

The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 100th year. A special addition is the Connecticut’s Beardley Zoo’s Zoomobile.

The Line of March

Following is the line of march. If you do not see your number, don’t be alarmed. Call Vida Stone ASAP (203-520-7223) as sometimes a number is missed.

Police Escort

            Monroe Police Department Honor Guard Contingency

192nd Engineer Battalion – Stratford, Connecticut

National Guard

  1. VFW Post 10106-3 vehicles and marching unit
  2. WWII Veterans
  3. American Legion Auxiliary
  4. American Legion Post 176
  5. Poppy Princess and 1967 Mustang Convertible
  6. 2nd Armored Reenactment Group:  WWII Jeep
  7. Military Vehicles (USA Landscape & Lawn Care)
  8. Pony Parts Plus
  9. Elected Officials/State Delegation Connecticut 2023 Kid Governor Elisavet “Ellie”
  10. 1939 Jaguar Roadster Convertible
  11. All Girl Scouts/Daisy Scouts of America:  Monroe Service Unit (all combined)
  12. All Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts of America: Monroe Service Unit (all combined)
  13. Fawn Hollow Elementary School
  14. Stepney Elementary School
  15. Monroe Elementary School
  16. Jockey Hollow Band/Jockey Hollow Middle School
  17. Blue Spruce Farm
  18. 18 a Monroe Lacrosse

18 b Masuk High School Hockey Team

  1. Monroe Dance Academy
  2. Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Services
  3. Monroe Women’s Club
  4. Harmony Grange
  5. Monroe Congregational Church
  6. Mondo Septic
  7. Knights of Columbus Council 5987
  8. St. Jude Church
  9. Monroe Historical Society
  10. Democratic Town Committee
  11. CT’s Beardsley ZooMobile
  12. Masons Washington Lodge #19
  13. Pyramid Shriner’s Clown
  14. Save Our Stepney Task Force
  15. Masuk High School Band and Color Guard
  16. Royal Family – P.T. Barnum Foundation
  17. Monroe Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  18. Republican Town Committee
  19. Monroe Volunteer Fire Department
  20. Stepney Volunteer Fire Department
  21. Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department

For further information on the parade or to join in feel free to call Vida Stone at 203-520-7223.

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