Greenwich Memorial Day Parades

Glenville Parade

The Glenville Parade starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 24. The form-up for the parade is at 4:30 p.m. on Walker Ct at Glenville Street.

Following the march, there will be a brief ceremony, and the laying of a wreath at the Veterans Monument next to the Glenville Fire Station at 266 Glenville Road.

The American Legion and the 9th District Veterans Association will be offering refreshments after the ceremony.

Pippa Leigh will give a speech, as the 2015 Voice of Democracy District 1 1st place winner on Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.

Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Parade

The Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department will run its annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 25. The parade, led by the Greenwich Police Department Honor Guard, steps off at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Keofferam Road and Sound Beach Avenue. Participants include first responders, bands, Scouts, churches, sports clubs, and service organizations.

The Binney Park ceremony following the parade will include music by the Sound Beach Community Band, presentation of flags by Scout Pack 23, and a recitation of the Lincoln’s Gettysburgh address by Civil War historian Stuart McCalley. Andrew Hoffmeister, Grace Barber, Josh Ford, and Olivia Scharfman will lead those assembled in the Star Spangled Banner. Following a keynote address by Pippa Leigh, the reading of the names of those servicepersons who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice will be followed by taps.

Spectators are asked to use Tomac Avenue and roads which run parallel to Sound Beach Avenue after 9 a.m. on Monday.

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