Monday, February 22, 2016

Memorial Day Parade May 30, Participants Sought

(photos from 2010 Memorial Day Parade, by Bill Boylan)

The City of Middletown and the Middletown Council of Veterans will be sponsoring the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2016.  The theme this year is Honoring Gulf War Veterans.

The parade will start at 10:30 am at Spring and Main Street, move south on Main Street to Union Green at Pleasant and Main Street.

There will be a ceremony on Union Green after the parade.

Our annual parade honors all veterans of military service and we welcome participation by veterans, patriotic, educational and civic organizations, youth groups, businesses and anyone who will help us honor veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in military service. 
We hope you will join us!

If your group wishes to participate, please complete the attached application and return by April 30, 2016.

To return by email, copy and paste the application and send to
or mail by USPS to:
Council of Veterans of Middletown
Memorial Day Parade
58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive
Middletown, CT 06457

Parade instructions will be distributed 2 weeks prior to the parade.
For more information, please contact:
Ken McClellan, 860-346-4876
You can also visit a meeting of the Middletown Council of Veterans at 7pm the 4th Tuesday of each month at American Legion Post 75, 58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive.

Middletown Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 30, 2016
Marching unit application

Theme:  Gulf War Veterans

Name of Group: ______________________________________________
Contact: _________________________________________
Phone: __________________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________

Type of organization
Veterans    Patriotic/Historical Youth         Civic                        Athletic      Social    
Educational           Business    Other (describe) __ _________

Size of marching unit (# of Marchers/vehicles) __________________________________

Float or Vehicle
Will you be participating with a vehicle, wagon, trailer, float or animals? Children’s wagons and strollers need not be counted.  Any powered equipment must be listed.
Yes             No
If YES (check all that apply):
self-propelled    with towed trailer  (if you have a vehicle pulling a trailer, check both)
wheeled,  non-self-propelled         non-wheeled display
Size:  __________ feet long, __________ feet wide, __________ feet tall

Animals: walking and/or riding   Type ____________  Count ______
Describe in general terms the theme or motif of the float, vehicle or display



1. Self-powered vehicles and wagons or trailers longer than 15 feet or wider than 10 feet must be in position in the assembly area prior to 9:30 am.  Self-powered or large vehicles will not be allowed into the assembly area after the streets are blocked for  assembly at 9:30 am
2. Only march unit vehicles are allowed in assembly area.
3. Do not throw anything to spectators. This is a safety issue.
4. Units with animals are required to clean up after the animals.

Return by email to, or mail by USPS to:
Council of Veterans of Middletown
Memorial Day Parade
58 Bernie O’Rourke Drive
Middletown, CT 06457

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