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    Thursday, June 13, 2024

    Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in the region

    Americans will mark Memorial Day by honoring people who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military.

    Spectators watch representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion march by in the Old Lyme Memorial Day parade down Lyme Street on Monday, May 28, 2018. The parade concluded at the Duck River Cemetery for a memorial service. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    In southeastern Connecticut, that involves a host of ceremonies and parades this weekend. See a partial list of the events below.


    Bozrah Parade — The day starts with a short ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at 11 a.m. The parade, which this year features the Norwich Free Academy marching band, gathers at the entrance of Schwartz Road and kicks off at 1 p.m., ending at the Moose Lodge for refreshments, music and awards ceremony. Held rain or shine.


    East Lyme Parade — 2 p.m., beginning near St. John’s Green and proceeding down Main Street, ending at the East Lyme Town Hall on Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Mystic Parade — 1 p.m., beginning in downtown Mystic (Groton side) to VFW Post 3263 at 60 Stonington Road, Mystic; ceremony and cookout to follow.

    Noank Parade — 10 a.m., steps off on Main Street, Noank.

    Norwich Parade and Ceremony — parade starts at noon in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and continues down Broadway to Chelsea Parade. The Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony will start immediately after the parade, around 1 p.m. at Chelsea Parade, across from NFA. The events are held rain or shine.

    Old Lyme Parade — 11 a.m., starts at Lyme Street Fire Station and proceeds via Lyme Street and McCurdy Road to the Duck River Cemetery for a memorial service.

    Salem Parade — 10 a.m., parade starts on Hartford Road at Music Vale and proceeds north to Town Green. Memorial service at Town Green will start shortly after parade.

    Westerly-Pawcatuck Parade — 9:30 a.m., beginning at the Pawcatuck Shopping Center, 37 South Broad St., and going to Wilcox Park in Westerly.

    U.S. Subvets Memorial Service — 11 a.m., U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII National Memorial East, Bridge and Thames streets, Groton; the Memorial Service will recognize all U.S. Submarines that have been lost and all crewmembers lost onboard USS Scorpion in May 1968 with a Tolling of the Boats; if inclement weather, event moves to the Groton City Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St.

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