November 28, 2014

Essex Memorial Day Parade May 28

Memorial Day offers an opportunity to reflect on our freedoms and the price of those freedoms. Without rhetoric or dissertation, men and women gave their lives to secure and protect those freedoms.  In recognition of these fallen heroes, the Essex Memorial Day Parade will provide a reverent celebration winding through the streets of Essex.

The parade will commence on Monday May 28 at 9:00 a.m. All veterans are welcome; wear your uniform of choice or collared shirt/slacks and join your fellow military comrades. Assemble at the Foot of Main Street in downtown Essex at 8:45 a.m.

The parade will follow a three mile route as it makes the following stops to pay respects: Riverview Cemetery, First Baptist Church, Town Hall, Centerbrook Cemetery, and the Essex Veteran’s Memorial Hall. There will be a short ceremony at the Veteran’s Hall at the conclusion of the parade (approximately 11:00 a.m).

If weather precludes a parade, ceremonies will be held at Essex Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. and at the Essex Veteran’s Memorial Hall at 11:00 a.m. All interested parties may contact Phil Beckman at 860.767.9755 or philipbeckman@yahoo.com with questions. Please come out to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.