THIS WEEKEND--Service at Derby High Sunday, Shelton-Derby Parade Monday
Memorial Day is Monday, May 30.
People of Shelton and Derby looking to honor Veterans in a special way are invited to attend an honorary service Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m in the Derby High School auditorium and/or the annual Shelton/Derby Memorial Day Parade which will begin at 9 a.m on Monday, May 30 on Howe Ave. in Shelton by the exit 14 ramp.
From Howe Ave., the Parade will proceed to Kneen Street, Coram Avenue, White Street and head back down Howe Ave., cross the Derby-Shelton bridge, and conclude at the top end of Elizabeth St. in Derby.
The parade comes to a halt each year on the bridge so the Veterans can toss a wreath into the Housatonic to commemorate all maritime veterans those whose bodies were never recovered or received a proper burial.
There will also be a flyover at that time by the Connecticut Air National Guard.
Shelton police are notifying motorists of a parking ban and road closures in connection with the parade. The parking ban along the parade route goes into effect at 6 a.m. in Shelton and will stay in effect until the parade is over. The roads will be closed at approximately 8 a.m.
Questions about the parking ban or parking for the parade may be directed to the Shelton Police Department Traffic Division at 203-924-1544, ext. 4417.
The parade will take place rain or shine and is an example of Veterans taking care of Veterans in their life long brotherhood, according to Walter Bills who served in Vietnam and is a member of American Legion Post 16 in Shelton.