The city is seeking veterans, civic groups, fraternal organizations, service clubs and marching bands to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade, which steps off at 10:30 a.m. May 28. There is no rain date.
Participants must register and list required special accommodations.
Transportation is provided for veterans who are unable to walk the 1.5-mile parade course, which follows Campbell Avenue from Captain Thomas Boulevard to Center Street. To make arrangements, call the mayor’s office at 203-937-3510.
The parade grand marshal is Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9422 Cmdr. Freddy Jackson, an Army veteran who served in Colorado and Korea in 1963-66 during the Vietnam War era.
Jackson was originally selected by the West Haven Veterans Council to lead the 2016 and 2017 parades, but they were canceled by rain.
Participation forms are available in the mayor’s office at City Hall, 355 Main St., where they are due Monday. Forms can also be emailed to Marcin Stankevitch at [email protected] or faxed to (203) 937-3705.