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Memorial Day Parade New Milford CT Slated for Monday, May 30, 2011

Grab your chairs, mark the calendar, come on down to the Village Green in New Milford CT this Memorial Day and watch the parade!

Memorial Day New Milford CTThe Annual Memorial Day Parade in New Milford, CT is set for next Monday, May 30, 2011 commencing at 10:00 am. Come and see what small town life is all about and have a great time with the rest of us watching the parade wind through the streets of downtown New Milford. I never tire of the parade, I love to watch the fresh young faces pass by as they proudly march by, or the many area volunteer fire departments as they honor all the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us, gave their lives, so we might live free. The bands, the flags, the servicemen and women who march, all these things make for a wonderful way to remember those who gave all for us. From the civil war to our latest conflicts, these are the bravest of the brave and deserve to be remembered this Memorial Day and every day.

Immediately after the parade head down to Young's Field for some real fun, The New Milford CT Rotary Club will be holding their world famous Great Housatonic Duck Races on the Housatonic River. This year should be especially challenging for all the contestants with all the rain we have had. I know they will be flying down the river at record speed! My duck has been in training since last year where he made a fatal flaw that cost him the race, he spotted a young duckie that threw him right off track. We won't be having a repeat of THAT little mistake this year.

Ever wonder about those poppies sold by the vets? I did, and found out some interesting information last year and wrote a post about it. You can check it out here, Poppies, The USA and Canada stand together as brothers.

Stay safe, eat well and enjoy!

Memorial Day New Milford CT

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 13 commentsAndrea Swiedler • May 22 2011 09:16PM


Andrea, we will also have a parade here in town, and of course my favorite part of any Holiday .............. sleeping in :) :) :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 7 years ago

George, this will be one of the first New Milford parades I will miss. My friend and I are driving up to upstate Maine to visit her parents, a girls weekend out of town! I have mixed emotions, my duck will not be happy I won't be there to cheer him on. He has been being trained by the great Nutsy S. Wallenda by the way!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago


Great localism post!  It looks like your Town goes all out for Memorial Day.  It is such a joy to honor all the Men & Women who do so much to bring us peace and freedom.  Your Town sounds like a great place to live!!!

The Duck Races sound like a great Event too.  I hope your Duck stays right on track this year!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Andrea, I love a good Memorial Day parade.  We have one ever year in our area too, and I always love to go.  It is amazing how many people you run in to that you know.  Great time to visit and catch up too.

Posted by Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On (Colorado Landmark, Realtors) over 7 years ago

Memorial Day parades mean so much for the veterans too...great way to showcase it Andrea..

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Andrea, I've never been to CT but your photos sure make me want to.  I'll be the July 4 parade is awesome too.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) over 7 years ago

Hi Andrea,

I love the local parades.  There are always faces I recognize in the parade and the community spirit can't be beat!  Enjoy.


Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) over 7 years ago

Local parades are really something, you know?  And its not an American thing, but w world-wide thing, a way for communities throughout the world to celebrate together, we just all have our cultural differences.

Posted by Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia (Roy Wheeler Realty Co.) over 7 years ago

I just love the local parades.  It sure makes you stop for a moment and appreciate what we all have.  Have fun at yours and enjoy the holiday with family!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 7 years ago

Setting up our chairs in front of Big Y pharmacy. was going to save you a spot. Have a great trip

Posted by Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer (Norcom Mortgage NMLS# 71655 Equal Housing Lender) over 7 years ago

Andrea,  I love parades in small towns.  There aren't any near here but there will be a memorial service with bagpipes that I plan on attending.  I went to you post from last year -- the video is really touching.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 7 years ago

Hi Andres - this sounds like a wonderful event to celebrate Memorial day. I love parades as well.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 7 years ago

New Milford has always had a wonderful parade with all of the local folks participating in a huge way....

Have a fun trip with the girls!  Sounds fun.

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 7 years ago