Connecticut Veterans Parade Honors Heroes

Monday, November 7, 2016 (Issue #2)
by Alana Branch, Veterans Affairs Editor

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Veterans Day is quickly approaching and a slew of parades nationwide have already been scheduled, including the Connecticut Veterans Parade, on Sunday, Nov. 6.

In its 17th year, thousands of veterans will march the streets of downtown Hartford in rain or shine, and individuals can donate $17 to commemorate the anniversary, hence the Twitter hashtag #17forVets.

With this being the largest veterans’ parade to take place in New England, the list of participants is surely a long one, ranging from the Connecticut Military Corvette Club and Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Marine Corps League of Connecticut.

Prior to the parade step-off at 12:30 p.m., a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. to commemorate fallen heroes, featuring musical talent, a color guard, and a bugler.

What better way is there to thank our veterans both young and old as we watch them march by?

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