On Memorial Day, we take time to remember our history and honor sacrifices made to ensure our freedoms. The Town of Mansfield will begin this year’s Memorial Day Parade and ceremony at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 25.
All veterans and active-duty personnel in the armed forces are invited to march at the head of the parade. Please arrive by 8:30 a.m.
The parade will kick off from Mansfield Center, at the intersection of Route 195 and Bassetts Bridge Road (near T&B Auto), and proceed to Cemetery Road and on to the new Mansfield Center Cemetery.
At the cemetery: Deputy Mayor Haddad will welcome all, State Rep. Denise Merrill will read the Governor’s Proclamation, Master Sergeant Retired James Woodland will represent the First Church of Christ Congregational and give the invocation and benediction.
Music will be provided by the Mansfield Middle School Band and the E.O. Smith Regional High School Band.
Three volleys will be fired and taps sounded in honors for the fallen. The units will then return to Bassetts Bridge Road.
In the event of inclement weather, an abbreviated ceremony will be held in the gym of Mansfield Middle School at 205 Spring Hill Road.* If necessary, an announcement will be made over WILI Radio by 7:30am.
For more information, call 429-3336.
Posted May 21, 2009
* [Directions to Mansfield Middle School coming from Mansfield Center, drive on Route 195 towards UConn, turn left on Clover Mill Road (the road bends to the left), you will pass a small sign on the right for the dog pound and Bicentennial Pond - follow road to stop sign and continue straight. Mansfield Middle School will be on your right.]