|Memorial Day is a holiday with very special meaning.We honor those who gave their lives for our country.
It’s because of them that we are blessed with our freedom.
It’s because of them that so many other nations are free.
Today, our men and women in uniform face enormous challenges in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Since 9/11, thousands have given their lives in this struggle.
Theirs was the highest sacrifice.
On Memorial Day and every day, a grateful nation owes its fallen a debt of heartfelt thanks that mere words can never fully convey.
Below is a list of parades in our area where we can unite in honoring all who have served our nation, in remembering those whose lives were cut short, and in supporting the families of those who have lost loved ones.
The Danbury Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday. Danbury veterans begin the day with Mass at St. Joseph Church followed by wreath-laying ceremonies at twelve monuments around the city. The parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. from Rose and Main Streets. The parade route will follow Main Street to Lion’s Way in Roger’s Park. During the parade, at about 10 a.m., there will be a military flyover from north to south Main Street. At around 11:15 a.m., there will be sky divers dropping in to Rogers Park. Following the parade, there will be a Rose Arbor ceremony in Rogers Park at about 11:45 a.m.
The Sherman Memorial Day parade will step off Sunday at 1 p.m., starting at the corner of Spring Lake Road and Route 39 North, traveling through the center of town and ending at Veterans Field. As there is no parking available at the gathering point, residents may park at Colonial Park and Sherman School. Seniors and handicapped residents may park at Veterans Field.