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Branford Veterans Day Parade

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The Annual Branford Veterans Day Parade will take place on November 11, 2012 at 1:30pm on the cenotaph at the rear of Town Hall after brief ceremonies.  The parade will step-off on So. Main St. to Main St to North Harbor St., via Main St. and return to reviewing stand in front of Town Hall on Main St.  The Parade event will consist of varoius military marching units to include the Military Order of the Purple Heart, band marching units and others as follows: 2nd Company Governors Foot Guard, 1st BN 102 Infantry National Guard, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Units, Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps, Branford Town Band, Branford High School Band, Totoket Fife & Drum Corps, Branford Police Color Guard, Branford Fire Department, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownie Scouts, Shoreline Antiques Auto Connection (antique cars), Take-A-Vet Fishing and a Patriotic Float.

SolarPete November 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Will Mr Cookie being driving his float in the parade with his signs of upsetness or has he retired from this
Steve from SAAC November 10, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Attention antique automobile drivers interested in participating in the Branford Veterans Day Parade. We have been in contact with Veterans Parade Committee Chairman Whelan, and have published the following information about participating on our Calendar page (http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SAACCalendar.html): (oops, Patch isn't letting me do this in one post... See the following post...) Looks like it'll be nice weather for it tomorrow. Thanks again Chairman Whelan for the gracious invitation, and of course THANKS VETERANS.
Steve from SAAC November 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM
UGH: First half: NOVEMBER 11, 2012, Sunday, Branford – Branford Veterans Day Parade, downtown Branford. Quoting from the postcard dated 9/5/2012 that we received from Branford Veterans Parade Committee Chairman Dr. Frank Whelan: “…Hi Steve, As Chair of the Branford Veterans Day Parade on 11 November 2012 at 1:30pm on the Cenotaph at the rear of Town Hall, we would be honored if you and your group could participate again, as usual. Parade starts at the corner of Montowese and South Main Street. Hope to see you all there!... Best, Frank Whelan, Chair…” Chairman Whelan also provided these additional details about the schedule for the day: “…Branford Veterans Day Parade… Assembly at 1:00pm… Services at 1:30pm at the Cenotaph at the rear of Town Hall; parade step-off shortly thereafter.”...
Steve from SAAC November 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Second half: ..... Thanks so much to Chairman Whelan and the entire Branford Veterans Parade Committee for the gracious invitation to antique automobiles to participate again this year in the Branford Veterans Day Parade. We greatly enjoy participating and feel honored to be able to help pay tribute to our town’s and our country’s military veterans. Here is our online report on antique auto participation in the 2011 Branford Veterans Day Parade: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/BFDVETS11/Report.html . Additional notes - As I recall from last year, Chairman Whelan requested antique autos to stage along the side of Montowese, facing south toward the South Main Street intersection (the parade itself starts on South Main Street when the civic groups and marching units conclude the ceremonies at the Cenotaph). Antique autos then join in from there. (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/10/2012)

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