Happy Memorial Day!

From the Weston Forum:

The parade

The highlight of the weekend for many is the annual Weston Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the Weston Volunteer Fire Department. This year’s parade, which steps off at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, May 27, will be led by Grand Marshal Al Anderson, one of the town’s few remaining World War II veterans (see story on page one).

Marchers assemble on School Road near the high school beginning at 10. All community organizations are welcome to march or have floats in the parade.

Volunteers willing to lend their convertibles to drive veterans, guests, and dignitaries, as well as those interested in participating in the parade, are encouraged to call parade organizer Lyette Segerdahl at 203-227-8081.

The parade winds down School Road to Weston Center, turning left onto Norfield Road, and ending at Weston Town Hall.

Traditionally, hundreds of Westonites line the parade route to cheer on the town’s veterans and community organizations.

At the end of the parade, at about noon, there will be a brief ceremony with town officials at the gazebo outside town hall and a laying of a ceremonial wreath at the Memorial Stone near the Weston Public Library.

The Fire Department offers free hot dogs to the community at the Norfield firehouse immediately after the ceremony outside town hall.

In case of inclement weather, call 203-222-2641 to check on a rain cancellation of the parade.


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