Memorial Day Parade Kicks Off at 10 AM Monday Downtown

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The Annual Town of Darien Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday. May 29, 2017. As in past years, the parade route runs from Goodwives Shopping Center on Old Kings Highway North, up Brookside Road out to the Boston Post Road and ends at the Veterans Cemetery located at Post Road and Hecker Ave.

The parade steps off promptly at 10 a.m.

Drivers can expect delays in the downtown area between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. as the Post Road will be closed to all traffic for the safety of participants and spectators, Darien police announced.

Marchers in the 2016 Darien Memorial Day Parade

There will be a Memorial Day ceremony held at the Veteran’s Cemetery at the conclusion of the parade and the annual Post 53 Food Fair will be held in Tilley Pond Park; All Memorial Day events are rain or shine.

The Police Department will have a full complement of officers stationed along the parade route to assist with road closures as well as ensuring pedestrian and spectator safety, the department announced.


2017 Memorial Day Parade Participant List

Darien Police Department & Color Guard

VFW Post 6933 Color Guard

Grand Marshal


Town & State Officials

Darien High School Band

VFW Post 6933 + Veterans

American Legion Post 3

Army Truck

Connecticut National Guard

Darien EMS–Post 53

Masonic Lodge, Darien–Ivanhoe #107

Darien Historical Society

The Depot

Darien Chamber of Commerce

Darien Men’s Association

Darien Sail & Power Squadron

Darien YMCA Gymnastics Team

Darien Library

Darien Fire Dept.

Darien Fire Dept. Apparatus

Cub Scouts

Boy Scouts of America

Girl Scouts of America

Darien School of Dance

Darien Senior Activities Center

Maplewood Senior Living

At Home in Darien

Christ Community Church

Noroton Fire Dept.

Noroton Fire Dept. Apparatus

Antique Vehicle (Williams)

39 Jag (Lefferts)

Darien YMCA Guides/Princesses

Darien Nature Center

The Green Team

Pender-Keady Irish Arts Foundation

Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios

Kempo Academy of Darien

Noroton Heights Fire Department

Noroton Heights Fire Department Apparatus

Memorial Day Parade organizing map 05-29-17

Darien Monuments and Ceremonies Commission

How the 2017 Memorial Day Parade marchers are to organize themselves at Goodwives Shopping Center before the marching begins.


The time stamp for this article was changed to move the link to it further down on the home page after the parade.

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