Granby’s annual Memorial Day parade and program will be held on Monday, May 27. Parade Marshal James O. Hall announced that the honorary parade marshal this year is Allen S. Christensen, retired chief, Lost Acres Fire Department. 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 State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62). The Rev. Taylor Albright, Trinity Episcopal Church, Tariffville, 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. A number of concession stands on the green will offer food for sale as well.
All vehicles, floats and concessions on the green must be approved by Parade Marshal James Hall. For more information, call him at 860-653-3819.