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2019 NEW HAVEN MEMORIAL DAY SUNDAY OBSERVANCES

City of New Haven Office of the Mayor Veteran Affairs Advisory Committee

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Charles M. Pickett

LISTING: NEW HAVEN: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019, wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf Drive; 3 p.m. wreath-laying ceremony at the World War Memorial Flagpole on the Green. At 5 p.m. is the annual Memorial Day Family Concert at Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at SCSU with Orchestra New England. Free tickets from tickets.southernct.edu or call the box office at 203-392-6154.

NEW HAVEN, CT — Commemorating the men and women who died while in American military service, the City of New Haven Memorial Day ceremonies and concert will include three traditional events on Sunday, May 26, 2019.At 1:00 p.m. Sunday,  there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf Drive. The speaker will be from the Naval Branch Health Clinic in Groton and Col. Kenneth Gertz (Ret.) will be the master of ceremonies. American Legion New Haven Post 210 Chaplain SSGT Britt Conroy (Fmr) will offer the Memorial Day prayer. The Naval Submarine Base New London ‘First & Finest’ will be the color guard.

At 3:00 p.m., there will be a second wreath laying ceremony at the World War Memorial Flagpole on the New Haven Green. Master Sgt. Clifford Potter (Ret.) will be the featured speaker with New Haven Mayor Toni N. Harp offering remarks. VFW New Haven Post 12150 Judge Advocate Sgt. Robert Reed (Fmr) will be the master of ceremonies and Ruth Rosa will be the soloist.

At 5:00 p.m., Orchestra New England (orchestranewengland.org) will headline the free and patriotic City of New Haven Memorial Day Family Concert at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts (501 Crescent St., New Haven) on the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) campus. Get details and request tickets from the Lyman Box Office (tickets.southernct.edu/) or call 203-392-6154.

New Haven Legion Parade Award Winner

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — The American Legion New Haven Post 210 was awarded “Best Senior Military Unit” in the 2019 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 10, 2019.

The award was presented at the annual parade banquet. It was accepted by Legion Commander Charles M. Pickett and VFW New Haven Commander Derek Torrellas for the combined group which featured an American Legion Color Guard lead by CTARNG SPC Rochella Rondon-Smith, a Hillhouse High School JROTC alumni.

Centennial Celebration Dinner

The American Legion New Haven Post 210 and the Department of Connecticut celebrated the 100th anniversary of the forming of the Legion by signing the new post’s permanent charter.

Department Commander Tom Flowers and Adjutant Harry “Butch” Hansen signed the document at the conclusion of the sold-out dinner at Adriana’s in New Haven.

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Led by American Legion New Haven Post 210 Color Guard formed by Color Guard Captain Richella Rondon-Smith, the New Haven Veterans group with the VFW New Haven took top honors as the Best Senior Military unit in the 2019 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade.