Valley gears up for Memorial Day parades, activities
By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
The lower Naugatuck Valley will honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom by hosting parades and ceremonies to mark the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
In Ansonia, the city will host its annual “Star Spangled” Memorial Day Parade stepping off at 2 p.m. Sunday from Nolan Field on Wakelee Avenue. The parade route will head south on Wakelee Avenue to Jackson Street to Maple Street, cross over the Maple Street Bridge and head south on Main Street, where it will end at Big Y Supermarket.
“The Memorial Day Parade is an Ansonia tradition,” said Mayor David Cassetti. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to gather with family and friends to recognize the sacrifice made by so many brave men and women in defense of our country.”
Ansonia police will place “no parking” reminders on vehicles parked along the parade route and ask that all vehicles be removed from the parade route by 11 a.m. the day of the parade. Any vehicles not removed by 11 a.m. will be towed from the parade route. Roadways near the area of the parade route will be blocked off by 1 p.m. to allow time to make the parade route safe from vehicular traffic.
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