The Wallingford Veterans Memorial Day Committee has announced the schedule for ceremonies on Memorial Day Weekend.
Observances begin on Saturday, May 25, with the placement of flags on the graves of deceased veterans. This activity is a joint effort involving the several Veterans Posts, and various youth groups, including Scouts, and sports teams.
An integral part of the Memorial Day observances is the interfaith church service, honoring the memory of those who gave their lives in the service of our country. Open to the public, this year’s observance will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Most Holy Trinity Church, 68 N. Colony St.
Veterans Posts, including Auxiliaries and Affiliates, are asked to attend with their colors and standards. During this service, the names of our fallen veterans will be read, and a ceremonial flag folded and presented to this year’s Parade Marshal. A traditional ceremony and parade is set for Monday, May 27, the ceremony to commence at 9 a.m. at Dutton Park. The parade will step off at approximately 10 a.m., and proceed South along North Main Street, ending at the Wallingford Town Hall.
En route, wreathes will be placed at monuments in front of the Police Station, Post Office, and the Town Hall. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at Lyman Hall High School Auditorium, starting at 10:0a.m.
Additional information and/or inquiries about unit participation may be directed to the Veterans Committee secretary,
Elise Gallup, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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