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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Patton’s grandson to speak at Seymour Memorial Day parade

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SEYMOUR >> The grandson of the late four-star United States Army Gen. George S. Patton will help the town kick off its annual Memorial Day Parade later this month.

Robert H. Patton, an author who makes his home in Darien, will be the featured guest and main speaker for this year’s parade, scheduled for 11 a.m. May 24 downtown.

Patton, whose father was a two-star general who served in the Korean War, will speak at the main podium set up on Main Street around 11 a.m., according to Al Yagovane, chairman of the Memorial Day Parade Committee.

Patton is the author of several books, including “Hell before Breakfast,” “Patriot Pirates” and “Life between Wars.” He also penned a personal family history called “The Pattons: A Personal History of an American Family.”

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In addition, the local Sikh community will be serving free ice-cream at the parade as "a friendly service to our community as we honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country, to give us a better tomorrow and safeguard our freedom, according to resident Hargurpreet Singh.

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