Old Saybrook To Host 2023 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th

The Town of Old Saybrook will host its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2023 with a special highlight featuring military jet flyovers of the parade route between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. - Hartok -- This year's parade will feature two ceremonies: a Dockside Naval Ceremony at 9 a.m. (rain or shine) followed by the parade at 10 a.m. ending at the Veterans Memorial Monuments on the Town Green on Main Street.

The day's events will begin with the Dockside Naval Ceremony assembling at 8:45 a.m. for all participating units at the Saybrook Point Pavilion parking lot located at the end of College Street, with a Wreath Laying Ceremony on the Connecticut River at 9:00 a.m. (rain or shine).

The Parade Assembly will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Stop & Shop parking lot off of Elm Street. The Parade will then step off promptly at 10:00 a.m. from Elm Street. The Parade will go straight across Route 1 to Main Street and then proceed to the Veterans Memorial Monuments on the Town Green, where a Memorial Program will be conducted. In case of the parade's cancellation due to rain, the Memorial Program ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Old Saybrook Fire Headquarters at 310 Main Street This year, we are excited to announce that Gil Simmons, a United States Marine Corps veteran and Chief Meteorologist for NEWS8 WTNH, will serve as our Master of Ceremonies.

Once again by popular demand *Lennell Holloman, a U.S. Army National Guard Veteran the Boston Post Road/Route 1, AKA the *'Flag Man' proudly waving the American Flag, has agreed to participate in the Old Saybrook 2023 Memorial Day Parade.

All veterans are invited to attend and rides in the parade route are available for those unable to march. Those interested should contact Max Sabrin at 860.395.5550.

In addition to our Memorial Day Parade paying tribute to our fallen heroes, the Old Saybrook Memorial Day Parade Committee has announced that Old Saybrook is once again proudly participating in the' National Wreaths Across America Day' on Saturday, December 16, 2023 starting at 12 Noon. To purchase wreaths that will be placed at the graves of all veterans in Old Saybrook's cemeteries, please take advantage of the current "Buy 2 Wreaths and Get One Free" special offer that will be added to the order of wreaths to honor Old Saybrook veterans. For more information, please click on this link: https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/170882/

Media Contact
Max Sabrin, Media Relations
Old Saybrook 2023 Memorial Day Parade Committee

Source: Old Saybrook 2023 Memorial Day Parade Committee

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