Memorial Day Parade plans

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Granby’s annual Memorial Day parade and program will be held on Monday, May 30. Parade Marshal Kenneth Rafoss announced that the honorary parade marshal in absentia this year is James O. Hall, U.S. Navy Seabees.

The parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. in the Geissler’s 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 Rep. Mark Anderson. Pastor Clark Pfaff of Valley Brook Community Church in North Granby, 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 will present a short concert. A limited 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 Rafoss. For more information, call him at 860-653-4348.