Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade returns with new starting point

Photo of Brian Gioiele

SHELTON — The Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade is back, but with a new starting point.

The parade will step off on Cornell Street at 9 a.m., rain or shine, on Monday, May 30. The parade will then proceed on Howe Avenue to the traditional route ending in Derby on Elizabeth Street at the intersection with Cottage Street.

Parade participants will also be assembling at a new location on Canal Street. Fire departments and other large apparatus will still park in the municipal lot and join the march when their units pass.

Canal Street and Cornell Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. or whenever the parade ends, according to James Tortora, the vice president and chair of the Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade Committee.

Jefferey J. Wilchinsky of the East End Hose Co. #3 of Derby will be the grand marshal, and the parade chief of staff will be Mike Klubek of Derby American Legion Post #24.

In addition to the parade, there will a live Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at the Shelton Intermediate School.

“The service will honor those who have passed in the past year that served our country,” said Tortora, adding that invitations will be sent to the relatives of those deceased who will be honored.

The service is open to the public.

2022 Derby Shelton Memorial Day Parade Line-up

Shelton Exchange Club (Hands Out Flags)

HONOR DIVISION

(Leads Parade from Cornell Street)

Shelton & Derby PD Honor Cars

Shelton PD Marching Unit

Derby PD Marching Unit

Army National Guard

Any Other Active Military Units

Sutter-Terlizzi Post 16 Firing Squad

SHS Marching Band

Grand Marshal & Chief of Staff

Shelton Mayor Mark A Lauretti

Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan

Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Congressional & State Representatives.

VETERANS DIVISION

John Collins Post 24 American Legion Derby

(1 or 2 Vehicles)

VFW Post 10466 Huntington

Sons of Union Veterans-Wooster

Valley Marine Corps League (2 Trucks)

East Coast Doughboys

Any inactive/veterans that wish to march

St. Michael’s CWV Post 562 Derby (Float)

Gold Wings Touring Motorcycle

FIRST DIVISION

Derby High/Middle School Marching Band & Cheer Team

East End Hose Co. #3 & Fire Apparatus

Derby HS Engineering & Architectural (Float)

Derby Little League

Tri-Town Girls Scouts

Cedar Street Antique Fire Apparatus

SECOND DIVISION

Mattituck Drum Band

Hotchkiss Hose Co. #1 & Fire Apparatus

Derby Boy Scouts 3

Derby Cub Scout Pack #3

Derby Venture Crew 33

Derby Historical Society

Shelton Republican Town Committee (Float)

THIRD DIVISION

Hurricanes

White Hills Co. #5 & Fire Apparatus

Shelton Historical Society

Lower Naugatuck Vally Boys & Girls Club

Cedar Street Antique Fire Apparatus

FOURTH DIVISION

Bradley School Marching Band

Paugassett H & L Co. #4 & Fire Apparatus

Boy Scout Troop #19 Shelton

Boy Scout Troop 25B & 25G Fire United Methodist Church Shelton

Cub Pack 25 First United Methodist Church Shelton

Cub Scout Pack #28

Boy Scout Troop #28

Boy Scout Troop #55

FIFTH DIVISION

St. Mary-St. Michaels School Band

Pine Rock Park Co. #4 & Fire Apparatus

Girl Scouts 60051/60167 (Shelton)

Mid-Summer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Derby Pop Warner

Sikorsky FD Crash Truck

SIXTH DIVISION

TEAM Inc., Yankee Clipper Music/Mag Brass Band (trailer)

Storm Engine Co. #2 & Fire Apparatus

Shelton Farmers Market

Derby Democratic Town Committee

Naugatuck Valley Relay For Life

American Cancer Society Fire Apparatus

SEVENTH DIVISION

Shelton Intermediate School Marching Band

Echo Hose H & L Co. #1 & Fire Apparatus

Echo Hose Ambulance Corps.

Echo Engine #1 Jumbo

Echo Hose Old Ladder #1

EIGHTH DIVISION

Bob Bobinski Band (Trailer)

Huntington Fire Co. #3 & Apparatus

Knights of Columbus

Antique Fire Apparatus