Here’s a list of Memorial Day observances in our area:
When: Monday at 10 a.m. Participants line up beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Steps off at Curtis Street, then past Veterans Memorial Boulevard on Broad Street, down East Main Street ending at the Meriden Green.
A ceremony will take place on the Meriden Green immediately following the parade. The keynote speaker will be Ray Martia, an Army veteran who earned a purple heart while serving in Vietnam.
When: Monday at 9 a.m.
Where: Steps off from Dutton Park, at North Main Street and Cedar Lane, and proceeds south along North Main Street ending at Town Hall around 10:45 a.m.
If the parade is rained out, Monday’s observance will take place in the Lyman Hall High School auditorium at 10 a.m.
On Sunday, May 26 Most Holy Trinity Church, 84 will host an Interfaith Memorial Day Service at 7 p.m.
When: Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Parade begins at the Derynoski School parking lot on Eden Avenue and travels west on Eden, then north on Liberty Street up to Center Street, then east on Center to the Town Green, then south along the green to Columbus Ave.
Three veterans organizations will host a joint flag-raising ceremony at Southington Care Center on Monday at 9 a.m. Immediately following the parade a ceremony will be held in front of the American Legion at 64 Main St. in Southington.
When: Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Where: The parade will start at Highland School, 490 Highland Ave., and finish at Cheshire High School, 525 South Main St.
The Cheshire Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a wreath laying ceremony Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. on the Town Green. Following the ceremony, the Cheshire Veterans Council will host the first annual “Flags Across Cheshire.” The event will have participants place given flags at specific grave sites, read aloud the names of the veterans and thank them for their service.
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