The Town of Windsor Public Celebrations Committee is proud to announce that the 2017 Memorial Day Parade Marshal is Windsor resident Ray Thomas. Thomas served in the United States Navy from 1960 until 1982. He made one Mediterranean cruise in 1962 and participated in the Cuban blockade in late 1962. After attending Radioman “B” school, his next duty station was on the USS Midway CV-41 in Alameda, California, and was there from 1964-1966. He then served at a Communication Station in Puerto Rico from 1970-1973. After a short period in Scotia, NY, Thomas’s last tour was on the USS Suribachi AE21 in Earle New Jersey. He made one more Mediterranean cruise in 1981 and retired after 22 years of service in 1982.
On May 29th a ceremony will be held at the Elm Grove Cemetery located in Poquonock beginning at 8:00 AM followed by a ceremony at Veteran’s Cemetery at 9:00 AM. Following the ceremony at VeteransCemetery, the Memorial Day Parade will proceed to WindsorTown Hall via Poquonock Avenue for the Parade Marshal’s address. The parade usually arrives in the center of town between 9:45 AM and 10:00 AM. The 10:00 ceremony at town hall will include a special flag ceremony performed by members of Boy Scout Troop 149.
Any Windsor veterans, scout troops or other community organizations wishing to march in the parade should meet at the corner of East and Pleasant Street between 8:30 AM and 8:45 AM to assemble.
In case of rain, there will be one single ceremony in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 10:00 AM. Detailed information on Windsor’s Memorial Day observances can be found on the town’s website at www.townofwindsorct.com. Contact Enita Jubrey at 860-285-1835 with any other questions.
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