May 28, 2012 :
Memorial Day Parade
The West Hartford Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM. West Hartford takes great pride in hosting its annual Memorial Day Parade. It follows a tradition established by returning West Hartford veterans from World War I in the 1920s. The West Hartford Veterans Commission welcomes all veterans, with a group or alone, to join us in the parade. The focus this year is on Korean War Veterans.
If you are a parade participant, go to www.westhartford.org/MemorialDayParade to find your lineup location. For more information, contact the parade coordinator Peggy Gray at (860) 682-8211.
American Legion raises money for 143d Family Readiness Group: The American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96 will host a “Fill-the-Bucket” fundraiser on Memorial Day in front of 29 South Main Street in support of the 143d Military Police Co. Family Readiness Group which comprises family members of soldiers serving in the 143d MP Co.
The 143d Military Police Co., located at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, South Quaker Lane, is preparing for mobilization to an overseas assignment this year. The 143d Military Police Family Readiness Group’s mission is to provide support for the family once a soldier is placed on active duty.