This year’s Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 30. 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 Easton Town Hall. Once all participants have arrived at Town Hall, there will be a ceremony to honor those who have given their lives defending our nation.
The focus of this year’s ceremony is a salute to our veterans of the Vietnam War. The featured speaker this year will be Tony Unger, a Vietnam veteran, and past commander of American Legion Charles L. Ruman Post 160 in Easton.
The opening invocation will be given by Pastor Amanda Ostrove of The Congregational Church of Easton. 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.
Photos by Richard Falco