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Veteran's Day Parade

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THE ANNUAL BRANFORD VETERANS DAY PARADE will take place on the Cenotaph at the rear of Tow Hall.

The parade will step‐off at the Cenotaph on So. Main St to Main St. to North Harbor St. and return to the reviewing stand in front of Town Hall on Main Street and disperse shortly thereafter on Montowese St.

The Parade will consist of various military marching units, fife and drum, band marching units and others as follows: 2nd Company Governors Foot Guard, 1st BN 102 Infantry National Guard, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Units, Stony creek fife and Drum Corps, Branford Town Band, Branford High School Band, Totoket Fife and Drum corps, Branford Police Color Guard, Branford Fire Department, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownie Scouts, Shoreline Antique Auto Connection(antique cars), Take‐A‐Vet Fishing, etc.

Moderator for the event will be U. S. Army captain Vincent Giordano; co‐Marshals Robert Russell, Commander, Branford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10186(speaker) and John Cooke, Commander, Branford American Legion Post 83; Pastor Steven Chamberlain of the Free Evangelical Church of Branford will provide the Invocation and Benediction; Soloist Lia Witten will provide appropriate patriotic music for the day.

Any U. S. military veteran or active is welcome to march in the parade with the American Legion unit or Veterans of Foreign Wars unit.

Naval ceremonies will precede the parade at 12:30pm at the bridge on So. Montowese St., 700 yards south of the armory.

ted Aub November 13, 2011 at 02:46 PM
I spent Veterans Day with the Veterans Amputee Support Group from the VA Hospital in West Haven.We had the honor of having lunch with some of the disabled Vets at local restaurant.Those that attended were pleased to have that opportunity.After lunch we travelled back to the VA and participated in an afternoon of round table conversation with coffee and dessert .Many new faces attended and the conversation was very spirited with all happily participating.There was a few moments of tears and reflective conversation as one of their group had passed away that morning.When asked if they would serve in the Military again with all the knowledge they had learned over the years,they unanimously said that they would without hesitation.That my friends is what a real American is all about!We also walked around the ward and visited with those who were unable to join the disgussion in the recreation area.I had previously been invited to the Veterans Parade and celebration in New York City by the United War Veterans Council of NY but I opted for the opportunity to do this.Never Forget. Ted Aub Connecticut State Coordinator National League of POW/MIA Families 29 Twin Coves Road Madison, CT 06443 (203) 530-5269 www.pow-miafamilies.org
Nicole Ball November 13, 2011 at 06:21 PM
On my way to the parade!
Nicole Ball November 13, 2011 at 08:57 PM
The parade was awesome! I hope you enjoy a sneak peek of our photos here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.292892107397601.70743.141606312526182&type=3 We'll have a full gallery and video tomorrow. Thanks for your service veterans!
Linda November 13, 2011 at 09:12 PM
Just back from the parade, WONDERFUL!!! It was such a treat to see so many young families honoring our Veterans. Patriotic music, watching the scouts and brownies all saluting the reviewing stand with the Veterans standing and saluting back!! Great Job to All that made the parade a success!!!
Steve from SAAC November 14, 2011 at 04:40 PM
My daughter Sarah and I were so pleased to be able to participate in the parade this year, with our antique VW Karmann Ghia, and help to pay tribute to all our military veterans who have given us so much. What a great day it was, and a great showing of Branford town spirit and patriotism. We salute everyone who made it possible. We also thank Branford Veterans Parade Committee Chairman Frank Whelan for working with us to make sure we obtained the correct info to share with other antique autp owners in our area--and for the very gracious invitation to participate with our old cars of course! We also thank previous Chairman Thomas Yester for many previous years of service and welcome for antique autos to participate in the parades.

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