Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Memorial Day Parade on Main Street in Middletown

Memorial Day Parade,
10:30 am Monday Morning
on Main Street

Memorial Day events in Middleton
on Monday, May 28, this year begin with the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Washington Street Veteran's Green Memorial at about 9 am and continue with the Main Street Memorial Day parade. The parade starts at about 10:30 am, at Spring and Main streets, then heads south on Main Street to end at Union Green (or South Green, information on the location is conflicting--but you'll find the place), not far from the Inn at Middletown and South Congregational Church and South Green. A ceremony honoring all veterans will follow on the Green.

Parades on Main Street in Middletown are a grand old tradition and were held at least as early as 1890. This year's participants will include various Middletown school bands, Middletown Fire Department contingents, at least one float, and no doubt many other unexpected sights and sounds!

Previous participants include the Middletown High School, Middletown Fire Department personnel and engines like these, and various veterans and other community groups and street vendors. 

Join in honoring our veterans, our nation,
and our
democracy on this  nonpartisan occasion! Celebrate our home state. Toot your horn, roll your drum! See your friends and neighbors walking about on a spring day. And enjoy lunch at one of Middletown's many fine restaurants!

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