The West Hartford Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM. West Hartford takes great pride in hosting its annual Memorial Day Parade. It follows a tradition established by returning West Hartford veterans from World War I in the 1920s. The West Hartford Veterans Commission welcomes all veterans, with a group or alone, to join us in the parade. Veterans are invited to Ride the Trolley in the parade.
Assembly of parade units will take place at 9:30 AM in designated areas west of Woodrow Street on Farmington Avenue. Click on the 'Parade Orders' to find your line-up location.
Line of March: The parade begins on Farmington Avenue, at theintersection of Woodrow Street, and contingents will march east on Farmington Avenue and then shall turn south onto South Main Street, marching on the east side of the Goodman Green to Burr Street. The parade shall turn left onto Burr Street and into the Town Hall parking lot to be dismissed by their Leaders. Exception: the antique cars shall continue south onto South Main Street to the Boulevard to exit the parade.
Review: The parade shall be reviewed by the parade officials from the reviewing stand located at the south end of the Goodman Green. Parade officials shall march in the parade to the reviewing stand and either fall out, or continue to the end and make their way back to the reviewing stand.
Weather Contingency: If weather appears to be a factor on the day of the parade, units will be informed by email as soon as possible or Leaders may contact Peggy Gray at 860-682-8211 after 8:00 AM to find out the status of the parade. THERE IS NO RAIN DATE
Memorial Service: Immediately following the parade, a brief memorial service will be held at the West Hartford Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of Farmington Avenue and North Main Street. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The West Hartford Memorial Day Parade Committee is a joint endeavor and cooperative effort of the West Hartford Veterans Affairs Commission, The American Legion of West Hartford Hayes-Velhage Post 96, and Hannon-Hatch VFW Post 9929, in partnership with the Town of West Hartford.
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