Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 29th
The annual Essex Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 29th, starting at 9:00 am. Participants will assemble at the foot of Main Street in Essex at 8:45 am. This year the parade will follow a shorter route, starting at the Essex waterfront to the Essex Town Hall where it will stop for a prayer and a salute after which it will continue to the Essex Veterans' Memorial Hall in Centerbrook. There, a ceremony, and the conclusion of the Parade will take place at approximately 10:30 am.
There will be clam chowder, hot dogs, and ice cream served by the members of the Essex Veterans' Memorial Hall.
The Essex Veterans will be honoring veterans at the Riverview Cemetery, First Baptist Church Cemetery, and Centerbrook Cemetery on Saturday May 27th at 10:00 a.m.
The new American Flags will be placed on the graves on Sunday, May 21st by the Boy Scouts. If you would like to help, please contact Bill Young at 860-767-1414.
If weather precludes a parade, ceremonies will be held at the Essex Veterans’ Memorial Hall at 9:30 a.m.