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Sign Up To Participate In The Memorial Day Parade

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Apr 262015
 

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 3.29.36 PMThe annual Town of Orange Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade will take place on Sunday, May 24, 2015. 

Kevin Gilbert once again will serve as Parade Organizer. 

Parade ceremonies will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds at the gazebo.  The parade will step off immediately following the ceremony down Orange Center Road past the reviewing stand with services following at the Orange Center Cemetery.

The Parade Committee encourages any groups wishing to participate to contact Karen Goldberg at the Orange Town Hall at 203-891-4738 or Kevin Gilbert at 203-795-2417 or 203-795-4647.  Applications for participation in the parade are available in the Orange Town Hall – First Selectman’s Office or on the town’s website at www.orange-ct.gov.  

The Committee anticipates many marching bands and floats.

The Committee invites the public to join in honoring our nation’s veterans.

In the event of rain, exercises will be moved to the High Plains Community Center Auditorium.

Originally Published on: Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:33

Are You Ready For Sunday’s Memorial Day Parade?

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May 252013
 

IMG_1707Orange Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade, which will take place on Sunday, May 26.

Kevin Gilbert once again will serve as Parade Organizer.  Parade ceremonies will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center Field.

The parade will step off immediately following the ceremony down Orange Center Road past the reviewing stand with services following at the Orange Center Cemetery.

Orange Congregational Church Nursery School will host its annual bake sale at the Memorial Day Parade in Orange on Sunday May 26, starting at 11 a.m.

The group will be selling not only delicious desserts, but hot dogs and hot and cold beverages.

Don’t rush off after the last fire truck passes by, head on down to the Orange Center Cemetery (across from Mary L. Tracy School) and be there for the memorial service. This is never too long but very meaningful to all the veterans and their families who’ve lost someone in a war.

File photos from the 2011 Orange Memorial Day Parade.

Originally Published on: May 20, 2013 @ 1:23 p.m.

Well Attended Ceremony Rewarding For Orange Veterans

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Nov 122012
 

The laying of the wreath is a special part of the Veterans Day ceremony.

For many years, the Orange Special Events Committee organized the town’s concerts and ceremonies. But, with the demise of the committee this year, the guarantee of certain events that we’d grown accustomed to taking place was in question.

The summer concert series put together by the Orange Town News and the town of Orange were a pleasant surprise, yet not having 7 days advanced notice regarding the Veterans Day ceremony is one of the low points of no longer having the Special Events Committee.

This year, on very short notice Mary Shaw and Vicky Grande took great care in organizing this important event in which we honor our veterans.

Once again, those who attended Sunday’s Veterans Day ceremony, especially the Orange residents who’d served our country in battles dating back to WWII.

First Selectman Jim Zeoli read the names of the town’s veterans and asked each to wave or rise and be recognized by the crowd, which was rather large considering the short notice.

When the ceremony was over, the flags folded, and spectators walked back to their cars, a couple of veterans were heard commenting on how well attended it was. A fitting tribute to these brave men and women.