New Canaan Memorial Day Parade
New Canaan, CT
The Grand Marshals for the parade will be Boy Scouts Jack Goetz, Ryan Krolikowski, Henry Pohle and Andrew Wilson, who led the Veterans Banner Project in 2019. The VFW Honored Unit will be New Canaan Health Director Jenifer Eielson and her Health Department team, Town Medical Director Dr. David Reed and Schools Medical Director Dr. Harrison Pierce.
The Parade will start in the St. Mark’s Church parking lot on Oenoke Ridge Road. After proceeding down Oenoke Ridge to upper Main Street, past the Wayside Cross and past the Firehouse and Town Hall, the parade route will turn right onto Cherry Street and then left onto South Avenue. The route will continue down South Avenue to Harrison Avenue, then left onto Harrison until arriving at the entrance of Lakeview Cemetery where parade marchers can disperse either North or South on lower Main Street.
The Memorial Ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery after the parade will be conducted under the direction of Post 653 VFW Commander Mike McGlinn. The Town of New Canaan’s Chief Buildings Official Brian Platz, a United States Marine Corps veteran, will be speaker for the ceremony. Rev. Fr. Rob Kinnally, pastor of St. Aloysius R.C. Church will give the Invocation and Benediction.