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May 29, 2017 (8:30 AM)

Location:  Steps off from the intersection of
                   Joe Williams Road and Town Street



Unfortunately the weather chose not to cooperate with us this year so it is with regret that we will need to cancel the parade. 

We are still planning to hold the waterside service at the East Haddam Swing Bridge at 8:30am and the memorial service at the Town Office Building at 8:45am.  Those that were scheduled to participate in those activities should still report to the Town Office at 8:15am. 

An indoor memorial service will take place at the American Legion on Neptune Avenue at 10:30am.  Those that were scheduled to participate in the ceremony at the Legion should report to the Legion Hall at 10:15am. 

If anyone has further questions please call the Selectman’s Office at (860) 873-5021 and leave a message.  We will return your call. 

Sorry that this was necessary.  So much planning goes into the parade and it is a shame to have to cancel.  Two years in a row – the odds are with us for next year.


The Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. from the intersection of Joe Williams Road and Town Street on Monday, May 29.  All community groups are encouraged to join the parade.  If you have any questions, please call the Selectmen’s Office at 860-873-5021.  (During evening/weekend hours please leave a message - we will call you back).  If you aren’t a marcher, please join us on the sidelines.  It is a great community event!.

8:30am - Ceremony at Swing Bridge
8:45am - Ceremony at Town Office Building - Vietnam Memorial and POW/MIA
9:15am - Parade formation at the foot of Joe Williams Road (foot marchers)
                                      East Haddam Elementary School (floats and vehicles)
10:00am - Parade steps off
11:00am - Approximate time for Memorial Day program at the American Legion Post 156, 34 Neptune Avenue

Weather Alert:  The extended weather forecast shows cloudy, with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm with temperatures in the 60’s.  Hopefully the rain will hold off so we can complete our services but should we encounter inclement weather the memorial ceremony will be held at the American Legion Hall at 10:30am.  Please check the Town website for any parade cancellation information.

New this Year:  The Senior Center bus will be running a shuttle loop from the American Legion Field back to the Elementary School parking lot for a couple of hours for anyone needing a ride back to their car at the conclusion of the parade and ceremony.  The shuttle bus stop is noted on the American Legion map below. 

2017 Memorial Day Parade Itinerary
Parade Assembly Joe Williams/Elementary School Map
American Legion Assembly Map


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