Letter: Thank You To The Memorial Day Committee

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Jun 052019

Parade Chairman Kevin Gilbert thanks Karen Goldberg for her service during the Memorial Day Ceremony

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 Committee, made up of 20 Orange residents from all walks of life, work tirelessly and meet every other week from March to May to choose the parade honorees from Grand Marshal, Honorary Chief of Staff, Honored Veteran and Keynote Speaker.
It is not an easy task and they work very hard to choose the best candidates. Other duties assigned to the Committee include hiring marching bands and putting all the organizations in marching order down Orange Center Road to the Orange Cemetery. 
All residents of the Town of Orange should thank the Memorial Day Committee for their hard work year after year. Their main concern is to have the best parade and they have been successful year after year.
I thank the Memorial Day Committee for their parting gifts. They were overly generous.
With much appreciation, 
Karen S. Goldberg

Orange Memorial Day Honorees Announced

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Apr 262019

The annual Town of Orange Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

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.