Organizers have sent out a call for participants to join the 3th annual "Connecticut Veterans Parade." The procession will step off on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 12:30 p.m. near the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford and will march through the downtown area. The parade will take place one week before the nationwide observance of Veterans Day the following Sunday.
The Connecticut Veterans Parade is one of the biggest in the nation. This past year, more than 3,500 people marched or rode in the procession. The parade honors the dedication and sacrifices of servicemen and women from all U.S. conflicts, and offers the state's residents the opportunity to express their thanks. Special features will include a tolling of church bells and moment of silence when the parade pauses in observance of veterans who died while serving their country.