Town to honor fallen soldiers during Memorial Day services

WWII veteran William Kelley (center) raises an American flag alongside American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Commander Steve McCarty (right) and son James Kelley (left,) outside the Southington Care Center on Memorial Day.

WWII veteran William Kelley (center) raises an American flag alongside American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Commander Steve McCarty (right) and son James Kelley (left,) outside the Southington Care Center on Memorial Day.

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries.

The Legion will be conducting their annual Memorial Day services at the following locations in Southington on Monday, May 30:

  • 7:30 a.m., Panthorn Park on Burritt Street
  • 7:45 a.m., Wonx Springs Cemetery on Marion Avenue
  • 8 a.m., Quinnipiac Cemetery on Marion Avenue
  • 8:20 a.m., Recreation Park on South End Road
  • 8:30 a.m., South End Cemetery on South End Road
  • 8:35 a.m., Immaculate Conception Cemetery on South End Road
  • 8:45 a.m., The Orchards at Southington on Hobart Street

The Marine Corps League will be conducting Memorial services at the following locations in Southington on Monday, May 30:

  • 7:30 a.m., Memorial Park on Woodruff Street
  • 7:45 a.m., Oak Hill Cemetery at the intersection of Queen Street and Flanders Road
  • 8:05 a.m., Holy Trinity Cemetery on Prospect Street
  • 8:15 a.m., West Street Cemetery on West Street Extension
  • 8:35 a.m., St. Thomas Cemetery on Meriden Avenue

All times are approximate and could vary slightly.

  • The veteran organizations from Southington will hold a joint flag raising ceremony at the Southington Care Center at 8:45 a.m.
  • A Ceremony honoring veterans will be held immediately following the parade in front of the American Legion Home, at 64 Main St.

Parade Route

The parade will form in the lower Derynoski School parking lot off of Eden Avenue between 9:45 a.m. and10:15 a.m. The first group is scheduled to step off at 10:30 a.m.

Members of the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 stand on the town green for a gun salute following the Memorial Day parade on May 25, 2015.

Members of the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 stand on the town green for a gun salute following the Memorial Day parade on May 25, 2015.

The procession will exit the parking lot and turn left onto Eden Avenue. The parade will then turn right onto Liberty Street and travel the length of Liberty Street. At Center Street, it will turn right toward the center of town. Finally, the parade will turn right onto Apple Alley (west side of the Town Green). The parade will travel the length of the green, ending at Columbus Avenue.

Participating school bands, civic organizations and local groups will disband and disperse in the parking lot behind 98 Main St.

A Ceremony honoring veterans will be held immediately following the parade in front of the American Legion Home, at 64 Main Street.

Parking ban in effect

Members of the American legion Kiltonic Post 72 saulte during a joint flag raising ceremony held by veterans organizations at the Southington Care Center on Memorial Day.

Members of the American legion Kiltonic Post 72 saulte during a joint flag raising ceremony held by veterans organizations at the Southington Care Center on Memorial Day.

A parking ban will be in place along the parade route beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30.

There will be no parking on Liberty Street, Eden Avenue, and on Apple Way (west of the Town Green). In addition, there will be no parking on Center Street from Liberty Street east to Main Street and on Columbus Avenue from Liberty Street east to Main Street.

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