Recall, Respect, Remember: Memorial Day theme, grand marshal named

This Memorial Day, Trumbull will “Recall, Respect, Remember” as it honors all those who served.

Brayden Crumb, a Frenchtown Elementary student, chose the day’s winning theme. The town has also chosen Rick McCarthy as the parade grand marshal. McCarthy is a Trumbull High alumnus and Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan.

Brayden’s theme of “Recall, Respect, Remember” will be displayed on this year’s banner, and Brayden will be marching with the grand marshal.

The town of Trumbull, together with American Legion Post 141 and VFW Post 10059, will host the following events for this year’s Memorial Day:

• Memorial service to honor fallen Vietnam veterans, 7:30 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial site, White Plains Road.

• Memorial service in memory of all deceased veterans, 8:30 a.m. at the Town Hall.

• Annual Memorial Day parade, stepping off at 10 from Marisa’s (6540 Main Street) and marching on Main Street to the Trumbull Town Hall.

The grand marshal is Rick McCarthy, CDR (Ret), MSC, USN, a Trumbull High School alumnus who graduated in 1986.

McCarthy served in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from August 2011 to August 2012. While serving in the Navy, he received the following awards: Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation, Army Commendation, Joint Service Commendation, Meritorious Service, and Joint Service. McCarthy is the chief information officer at St. Vincent’s and lives in Monroe with his wife, Joelle, and their three children.

This year’s Memorial Day parade will include veterans, local dignitaries, the 192nd Engineering Battalion, Trumbull High School’s Golden Eagle Marching Band, St. Joseph’s High School’s Steel Band, the Hillcrest Middle School Band, the Madison Middle School Band, the Trumbull High School Agriscience & Biotechnical Center, the Trumbull YMCA, and a number of civic and scouting organizations.

In the event the parade is canceled because of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on WICC 600 AM and WEBE 107.9 FM radio, and posted to the town of Trumbull website. If the parade is canceled, the memorial service will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall.