It has been my pleasure to work for the Town of Orange for the past 37 years. One of the duties of my job as Office Manager – Selectman’s Office included secretarial work for the Memorial Day Committee.
The parade honorees have been announced:
Grand Marshal – Hugo A. Raccuia, Jr. – U.S. Marine Corps 1951 – 1959, Combat Korean War Veteran – Rank of Captain.
Honorary Chief of Staff – William E. Ruddell – U.S. Army 1964 – 1967, Combat Viet Nam War Veteran – Rank of SP5.
Honored Veteran – Warren L. Mulston – U.S. Army Air Corps 1942-1945, Combat World War II Veteran – Rank of S/SGT.
Keynote Speaker – Anna May Pieger – President, American Legion Auxiliary Post 127 of Orange.
Kevin Gilbert and Kellie Martino will serve as Parade Organizers. Parade ceremonies will commence promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the High Plains Community Center Field (Orange Fairgrounds) 525 Orange Center Road. 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 203-795-4647. 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 HELD IN THE HIGH PLAINS COMMUNITY CENTER AUDITORIUM (as they were in 2018).