Naugatuck’s annual Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday morning, beginning at St. Mary’s Church at 9:15 a.m. and winding through the city streets to end at Town Hall.
Memorial Day ceremonies begin at 5:15 a.m. on the Naugatuck Green, where local veterans will be meeting before holding rifle salutes at various memorials and cemeteries around town.
Later that morning, World War II veteran and Naugatuck resident Charles Roland will lead the parade as Grand Marshal, with contingents of the Connecticut National Guard, Military Intelligence Battalion and two Civil War reenactment groups.
Parade marchers will gather in the parking lot at St. Mary’s, on North Main Street in Union City, by 8:30 a.m.
A remembrance ceremony will be held at the end of the parade route, with local veterans and representatives from Town Hall.
VFW Post 1946 will also be hosting an open house, with the canteen opening after the parade.
Before Memorial Day officially begins, local veterans will be gathering at American Legion Post 17 at 10 a.m. Sunday for a special Memorial Service.