Monday, May 27, 2013

Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade applauded

DERBY - Clear blue skies, was a picture-perfect morning for a patriotic parade.

The Mattatuck Fife and Drum Corps heads down Elizabeth Street toward Shelton. The stately Sterling Opera House is in the background.


This 'oldie but goodie' firetruck from Echo Hose, Hook and Ladder Company 1 in Shelton caught my eye on Elizabeth Street this morning. 

And in the interest of "equal time," here's an older-model Derby Fire Department vehicle from Paugassett Hook & Ladder Company 4.

And below yet another vintage vehicle, from Ansonia Fire Department 's Webster Hose Hook & Ladder Company 3. 

I salute all volunteer firefighters ~ I just happened to snap this photo below of firefighters from Derby. 

It was a wonderful parade. I once again felt a strong sense of tradition and Valley history as I watched from the sidelines.

I hope everyone has a peaceful Memorial Day holiday.

Next up: Derby Day on June 15. It's always a good time. See you there!

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