Trumbull gears up for Memorial Day activities, parade

Photos of Trumbull's Memorial Day parade, May 31, 2021.

Photos of Trumbull's Memorial Day parade, May 31, 2021.

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TRUMBULL — With Memorial Day not far off, town officials, local legislators and residents are all gearing up to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country.

First Selectman Vicki Tesoro has said this year’s Memorial Day parade and activities will take place on May 30.

In recognition of the lives lost in Vietnam, a brief ceremony and wreath-laying will occur at 8 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial on White Plains Road.

The Town Hall ceremony, honoring parade Grand Marshal Captain Daniel Geraghty, who served with the CT National Guard and as an Army ranger and now teaches at Trumbull High School, will begin at 9 a.m. in front of Town Hall, 5866 Main St.

A wreath-laying ceremony honoring those lives lost in other wars will also take place at Town Hall.

The parade itself will step off at 10 a.m., beginning at new shopping plaza Long Hill Market and ending at Town Hall.

More information can be found on the town website’s Memorial Day Parade pages, https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/638/Memorial-Day-Parade.

The town also will fly flags on Main Street from Memorial Day until Sept. 11. Those who wish to sponsor a flag can complete and submit a flag sponsor form online.

Flags may be purchased for $50 in honor of a loved one, and that person’s name will be included in the program for the Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall.

In addition to the Memorial Day events, between now and Flag Day, which is June 14, three local legislators are collecting aging flags that residents wish to dispose of properly.

State Reps. David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin and Ben McGorty, all Republicans representing parts of Trumbull, in cooperation with the Trumbull American Legion Post #141 have provided two locations that residents can drop off their worn American flags for proper ceremonial disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code, plus an additional day to drop flags off to the state representatives.

Through June 13, flags will be received at drop off locations at Town Hall, the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., and Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library, 718 Huntington Turnpike.

The Trumbull lawmakers also will host a drive-by flag collection for your worn and tattered flags at the Middlebrook Elementary School, 220 Middlebrooks Ave., from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 11.

For more information, call 800-842-1423.