Memorial Day 2012 falls on May 28th and I can't tell you how excited I am!!! Our town has really come together over the past few months to get ready for the ressurection of the town's Memorial Day Parade!!!
What better way to thank and memorialize residents of the town who have had an impact on our lives then with a FUN and FREE municipal event!!! The Parade was taken on by a small non-profit group called The Georgianna Hall Memorial Trust (www.GHMTRI.ORG). The Trust has been working hard to get people involved and has been very sucessful so far but it's not too late for you to get involved.
Please share this information as you see fit with any community groups or local businesses that may be interested in participating:
The Parade will be held on May 28th 2012
9:00am gathering and line up for participants at Our Lady of Czestochowa and MacArthur Blvd
10:00am Sharp Parade will begin:
- 1st Division (Veterans groups)
- 2nd Division (Municipal groups)
- 3rd Division (Community groups and floats)
- 4th Division (Classic Cars and any other vehicles, non-float non-fire)
- 5th Division (Fire Department Vehicles)
Parade will proceed west down 117 making a brief stop at the Coventry Police Department as well as on the bridge at the beginning of South Main Street for wreath laying, ending at VFW Post 9404 on South Main Street.
12:00 Noon is the approximate end time leaving plenty of time for you to enjoy a nice afternoon barbeque!
Please contact the Georgianna Hall Memorial Trust with any questions. Confirmations or regrets need to be in by May 10th and can be made through the “Contact” page on our website.
There is a float competition being held with cash prizes for the top 3 finishers. In the past competition has been pretty steep and a good time is most assuredly had by all who participate.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance; we want to have fun but keep that idea close to heart and be respectful of our veterans.
Keep an eye out for us here on the patch and on our website for more information!!! Remeber as always "The goal is Soul".