Master of Ceremonies Bob Mirto
The Town of Orange Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Ceremonies will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center Field. The parade will follow the ceremony down Orange Center Road past the reviewing stand with services following at the Orange Center Cemetery.
Richard Cenami will be the Grand Marshal. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1962-1966 with a rank of LCPL and is a Vietnam Era Veteran.
Richard Manley will be the Honorary Chief of Staff. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees, 1958 – 1964 and is a Vietnam Era Veteran.
The Reverend Stoddon (Tod) G.N. King will be the Honored Veteran. He served in the U.S. Navy 1965-1970 with a rank of full Lieutenant and is a Vietnam Veteran.
The Keynote Speaker will be Emily Dewey Trudeau, the Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney, Judicial District of Fairfield, CT. From 2005 – 2006, she was the Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office; from 2006 – 2012, she was the Judge Advocate General’s Corps Attorney, United States Navy; and from 2012 – present she is the Vice-Chair/Legislative Liaison, Military and Veteran’s Affairs Committee, Connecticut Bar Association.
This year, the Memorial Day Committee will be honoring Sgt. Stubby, the most decorated war dog of World War I. He was the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry, the Yankee Division, and is presently in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
The Committee would like to encourage all Vietnam War Veterans to attend the ceremonies and be recognized. This is the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam conflict.
The public is invited to join in honoring our nation’s veterans. In the event of rain, exercises will be held in the High Plains Community Center Auditorium.
Originally Published on: May 14, 2015 @ 17:23