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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Veterans Council seeking participants for West Haven Memorial Day parade

WEST HAVEN — The Veterans Council is seeking veterans and groups to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade set for 10:30 a.m. May 30.

Participants in the 90-minute parade must register and list required special accommodations.

Veterans Council Chaplain Francis Blanchette, 83, a World War II-era Army veteran, and Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Charlene Fischer-Atwood, 27, a veteran of Afghanistan, Qatar and Iraq, will lead the procession as grand marshals.

The milelong parade will march along Campbell Avenue from Captain Thomas Boulevard to Center Street.

The council is asking anyone with information on former grand marshals to call 203-937-3512.

Forms are available in the mayor’s office and are due April 29 to chief of staff James T. Burns Jr., Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 355 Main St., West Haven 06516, or faxed to 203-937-3705. Rain date is June 4.



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