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Memorial Day Committee Seeks Veterans To Honor

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Mar 242019
 

Orange residents, do you know a veteran, male or female, especially from the Korean War.  If so, the Orange Memorial Day Committee wants to know about him or her.  The committee is honoring all veterans, however, this year’s theme is highlighting the Korean War veterans.
Every year, the committee carefully chooses veterans to honor during the Memorial Day ceremony on the Orange Fairgrounds before the parade.  These veterans fill the roles of Grand Marshal, Chief of Staff, and Honored Veteran in the Memorial Day Parade.
They are looking for Orange residents who were honorably discharged. There is a lot of planning and preparation that needs to be done, but nothing is as important as choosing candidates to recognize this year.
If you have someone in mind, or if you know a veteran who would like to be considered please contact kelliemartino@yahoo.com or kgoldberg@orange-ct.gov or call 203-891-4738.

Committee Seeks Local Veterans To Honor At Memorial Day Ceremony And Parade

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Mar 242018
 

Orange residents, do you know a veteran, male or female, especially one who served in Korea or WWII. If so, the Orange Memorial Day Committee wants to know about him or her.

Every year, the committee carefully chooses veterans to honor during the Memorial Day ceremony on the Orange Fairgrounds before the parade. These veterans fill the roles of Grand Marshal, Chief of Staff and Honored Veteran in the Memorial Day Parade.

Committee Chairman Kevin Gilbert said they are looking for veterans, who are Orange residents who were honorably discharged, particularly women who often are overlooked. He said many WWII veterans don’t talk about the war, so some people may not even know that they served.

As the holiday draws closer, there is a lot of planning and preparation that needs to be done, but nothing is as important as choosing the candidates they will recognize this year. “We hope to make a decision by the second week of April, so we need help getting names submitted for consideration as soon as possible,” Gilbert said.

If you have someone in mind, or if you are a veteran who would like to be considered please call Kevin Gilbert at 203-795-4647 or e-mail kpg25629@gmail.com or contact Karen Goldberg at 203-891-4738 or kgoldberg@orange-ct.gov.