After consultation with town officials Post 160 of the American Legion in Easton has decided to have a Memorial Day Parade this year. All are invited to attend, but we ask that masks be worn by attendees.
Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies were subdued last year to prevent possible spread of Covid-19. Nevertheless, the participants produced a moving tribute to Easton’s veteran: Memorial Day Wreath Laying and 21-Gun Salute Carry on Despite Pandemic.
This year, the parade will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Participants should arrive at the Easton Fire Station no later than 9 a.m.. Step off will be at 9:30 a.m. The route will be the same as in past years, following Center Road to Town Hall. Once all participants have arrived at Town Hall there will be the traditional ceremony.
The opening invocation will be given by the Rev. Amanda Ostrove of Easton’s Congregational Church. The ceremony will include remarks from distinguished guests, a flag raising, and a rifle salute. The Closing benediction will be given by Father George Coca of Easton’s St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church.
After the ceremony, Post 160 members will be traveling to two cemeteries in Easton to perform short honor ceremonies. Members of the public are welcome to attend those ceremonies as well.
As always, the parade is being held in honor of those who have given their lives in America’s conflicts.
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Photo at top: Easton Memorial Day Parade 2018 Ceremony at Town Hall — Shannon Calvert Photo