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Bronze Star Winner to Head Trumbull's Memorial Day Celebration

Grand Marhsall James Frisino fought in Europe in World War II.

The theme of Trumbull's annual Memorial Day Parade will be "Lest We Forget."

“Our parade is an event made possible by the partnership of our Town’s Veterans’ Organizations in conjunction with our Town departments, a cadre of resident volunteers, youth and civic organizations and performing marching bands,” said the first selectman.  “We hope the community will come out in full force this year in honoring those that serve our nation.”

The American Legion Post 141 and VFW Post 10059 also partnered in the planning.

Herbst said the day begins with a ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on White Plains Road at 10:00 A.M. The Memorial Day Ceremony on the Town Hall Green will begin at 12:30 p.m. honoring all our deceased veterans from all wars. The Grand Marshall for the parade, James Frisino, will be the guest speaker.  James, a World War II European combat veteran was awarded a Bronze Star and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Marching in the parade will be congressional dignitaries, marching bands from around the region including our Golden Eagle Marching Band, the Madison Middle School and the Hillcrest Middle School bands.  Civic organizations, fire companies, scouts and sports leagues will provide marching units.  The parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Route 111 (in front of ) and proceed to . 

All scouting troops, as well as sports leagues must be in uniform in order to march this year and should have appropriate standard bearers identifying individual units or sections.  They will assemble at the Long Hill Administration Building and enter the parade from that point. 

Participants should contact Herbst as soon as possible to reserve a spot in the parade at 203-452-5005. 

To avoid injuries to participants and spectators, no candy, beads or objects can be thrown to the observers, nor should observers throw any items to the marchers or float participants.

"We are looking forward to another successful parade in which we can honor all our servicemen both past and present for all their sacrifice," Herbst said.

In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on WICC 600 AM radio prior to 11:00 a.m.

"The [Planning] Committee is looking forward to this exciting time of patriotic feelings, soaring flags, and heart-felt prayers for our servicemen and the wish for peace around the world," Herbst concluded.

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