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The Granby Memorial Day Association invites town officials, the fire department and its auxiliary, Scout units and other civic and social groups to take part in the annual parade and program on Monday, May 25. First-time parade participants, and organizations wishing to have a concession on the green must be registered with Parade Marshall James O. Hall (860-653-3819).

The honorary parade marshall will be Howard Berg who served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Berg was responsible for the work of the North Atlantic Radio Net that enabled U.S. cargo ships to get through enemy lines of submarines to deliver supplies to England from the United States.

The parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot on Bank Street and step off at 10 a.m. sharp. Stops will be made to lay wreaths at the War on Terror, Legion and World War I monuments before continuing to the cemetery. Services there will include guest speaker Granby First Selectman B. Scott Kuhnly. Pastor Peter Preiser of the West Granby United Methodist Church will offer the invocation and benediction. There also will be a firing squad salute and taps.

Following the service, the parade will return to the green and disband. After a brief recess, the Marquis of Granby Fife and Drum Corps and the high school marching band will present short concerts.


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