Parades & ceremonies for Memorial Day
Monday is Memorial Day, the holiday when Americans honor those who died while serving in the military.
As always, there are ceremonies and parades commemorating those who gave so much.
Among the highlights of this year’s events: The Noank Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning will include a flyover by the 103rd Airlift Wing of the Connecticut National Guard, as well as performances by the Noank-Mystic Community Concert Band and the Fitch High School Marching Band.
Here are some events in the region.
Waterford Memorial Day Ceremony — 6 p.m. Friday, Veterans Memorial Green, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford.
Noank Memorial Day Parade – 10 a.m., begins on Main Street, proceeds as follows: Main to Pearl, to Chester, to High, to Sylvan, to Ward, to Mosher to Route 215 to Noank Valley Cemetery.
North Stonington Memorial Day Parade – 10 a.m., from the Grange Fairgrounds on Wyassup Road, down Wyassup Road, through the Village on Main Street then along Route 2, back through the village to the site of the old Wheeler Middle School for the Memorial Day Ceremonies; in case of severe weather such that the parade must be cancelled, there will be a Memorial Service held at the North Stonington Grange Hall at 10 a.m.
Norwich Memorial Day Parade – noon, from St. Patrick’s Cathedral down Broadway to the Monument Area of Chelsea Parade; the Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony will start after the procession, about 1:15 p.m. at Chelsea Parade.
Old Saybrook Memorial Day Parade – 10 a.m., from Stop & Shop parking lot on Elm Street down Route 1 to Main Street, ending at veterans’ memorial monuments on the Town Green, where a memorial program will be.
Salem Memorial Day Parade – 10 a.m., parade starts on Hartford road at Music Vale and proceeds north. Memorial service at Town Green will start within 10 minutes after parade ends.
Mystic Memorial Day Parade — 2 p.m., from Water Street, Mystic; services start around 3:15 p.m. at the VFW post at 60 Stonington Road.