The theme of the Town of Fairfield's 2010 Memorial Day ceremonies is: Our brave men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan who answered the call, will never be forgotten for giving their all.

The following is a program list and parade orders as provided by the Town Clerk's Office.

"¢ Marshals: Simon Weldon, Post 74; Sidney Wilson, Post 143; Alvin Overton, DAV; Milton Forstrom, 9427.

"¢ Master of Ceremonies: David Hogarth

"¢ Parade Chairman: Joseph Lebinski, commander, American Legion Post 74

"¢ Grave Decorating Committee: Ann Connelly, Tim Kelly, Joseph Lebinski, Michael Mentes, Terry Mentes, Phil Sara, Eric Ostman, Milton Forstrom, Edward Matto, Robert Barnum, Fred Coseglia, Boy Scout Troop 92, St. Thomas

"¢ Sergeant at Arms: Walter Zdrodowski

"¢ First Call for Assembly: 9 a.m.

"¢ 2010 Memorial Day Parade: 10 a.m.

"¢ Legion Hall Ceremonies: (following Town Green ceremonies) Post 74 on Reef Road

"¢ Laying Wreath: Legion Commander

"¢ Prayer: Chaplain

"¢ Volley: American Legion Owen Fish Post 143

"¢ National Anthem: Sofia Filan, Fairfield Warde High School

"¢ Invocation: Rev. Dr. Edward Duffy, First Presbyterian Church

"¢ Address: Chaplain (Colonel, ret.) Frank E. Wismer III

"¢ God Bless America: Sofia Filan, Fairfield Warde High School

"¢ Benediction: Rev. Monsignor Blase M. Gintoli, Our Lady of the Assumption Church

"¢ Volley: American Legion Owen Fish Post 143

"¢ Taps: Fairfield Warde High School Band

2010 Parade Orders

The headquarters of the marshals will be established at the corner of Post and South Pine Creek roads at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The parade will move out at 10 a.m. sharp.

Route of parade

The line of march will be east from South Pine Creek Road along Post Road to the library, thence south along Old Post Road to Flint's Corner, and thence east along Old Post Road passing the Town Green and continuing beyond South Benson Road to disband. Division 1 will start from South Pine Creek Road and Divisions 2 on Beaumont Street and Division 3 will be split between Granville Street and Bungalow Avenue, and will join in numerical order when directed by their division commander to do so.

Bands will not be permitted to stop in front of the reviewing stand, but are instructed to begin playing before approaching the reviewing stand. Bands may maneuver at any other place the parade may be stopped, if there is time, but must move out when parade proceeds.

All units will continue beyond South Benson Road before disbanding.

The division commanders are in command of their units and all participants must follow their orders. All division commanders will see to it that the units under their command strictly adhere to the Parade Orders with respect to saluting the reviewing officers as they pass the reviewing stand and will see to it that there is no advertising displayed in the parade except as authorized by the committee. They will also strictly enforce the regulation against parade participants throwing candy or other items to spectators and spectators throwing objects at parade participants.

All unit leaders should be instructed to keep their respective unit not more than 20 feet behind the unit ahead. Division commanders will keep their divisions about 50 feet apart. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Little League, etc. must be 10 abreast. All routines are limited to 30 seconds so as not to disrupt the line of march.

Floats

All large floats and floats desiring to enter the float contest should assemble on the Post Road west of North Pine Creek Road by 8:45 a.m. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded.

Cancellation

The committee reserves the right to cancel the parade by 6:15 a.m. on the date of the parade. Notice of cancellation will be made to radio station WICC (600) and TV Channels 8 (WTNH) and Cablevision Channel 12. In the event of inclement weather, participants should obtain cancellation information by monitoring the above radio station or TV channel.

Traffic regulations

The following traffic regulations will be carried out by the Fairfield Police Department and are included in this order for information and guidance of all concerned. All traffic will stop on Reef Road in the area of Legion Hall during ceremonies (following the ceremonies at the Town Green) at the Legion Hall Grounds. After 9:30 a.m., no traffic will be allowed along the parade route, on South Benson Road or on Beach Road south of Post Road to Judson Road. All traffic will stop on Reef Road in the area of Legion Hall during ceremonies at the Legion Hall Grounds. No parking will be permitted along the parade route -- South Pine Creek Road to Bungalow Avenue. No parking on east side of Reef Road, from Oldfield Road to Crescent Road. No through traffic will be permitted on South Pine Creek Road after 9 a.m. No parking will be permitted on South Pine Creek Road, from St. Anthony's Church to Post Road.

Order of formation

Fairfield Police Escort Radio Car

Fairfield Police Benefit Association Honor Guard

Fairfield Ludlowe High School Band

Parade Chairman -- Joseph Lebinski, Commander, Legion Post 74

Parade Secretary -- Betsy P. Browne

Marshals -- Simon Weldon, 74; Sidney Wilson, 143; Alvin Overton, DAV; Milton Forstrom, 9427

Board of Selectmen -- Ken Flatto, Sherri Steeneck, Jim Walsh

Red First Division

Division Commander: Alex Fucci

Aides: Vincent Messineo and Richard Ericsson Sr.

Assemble in column facing north on South Pine Creek Road with head on Post Road.

Marching order:

Military Color Guard

Active Duty Military Personnel

Ancient Mariners

US Army Reserves

Master Chief Richard Iannucci & Col. Wismer

Forward Support Company 192nd Engineer Battalion, Connecticut National Guard

Fairfield Woods Middle School Band

George A. Smith Post 74 American Legion

George A. Smith Post 74 American Legion Auxiliary

Lt. Owen Fish Post 143 American Legion

Lt. Owen Fish Post 143 American Legion Auxiliary

A.L. Post 143 Poppy Queen -- Mary Quinn

Disabled American Veterans Fairfield Chapter 19

Sgt. Thomas Nelson Post 9427, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Sgt. Thomas Nelson Post 9427, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary

VFW Post 9427 Poppy Queen -- Katie Kruchick

Raymond Goldbach VFW Post 9460 Color Guard

Park City Pride Drum Corps

National Association of Naval Veterans, Port 5

National Association of Naval Veterans, Port 5 Auxiliary

Naval Sea Cadets

National Association of Naval Veterans, Port 5 Chaplain David Russell

Catholic War Veterans -- Lt. Raymond Bower Post 1466

Vietnam Veterans of America Southern Connecticut Chapter 251

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 77 & Coastie

Penfield Power Squadron

Floats

Black Rock Church Pioneer Girls -- Theme Winner

Classic Cars

White Second Division

Division Commander: Thomas F. Browne Jr.

Aides: Richard Barrett, Edward Bieling, Larry Green, Thomas Quinn

Assemble in column facing north on Beaumont Street with head on Post Road

Marching order:

Milford Irish Heritage Society Pipes & Drums Band

Fairfield Fire Chief Richard Felner

Fairfield Fire Department

Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department

Southport Volunteer Fire Department

Fire Apparatus

American Medical Response

Spirit of Black Rock

Eunice Dennie Burr, NS Daughters of the American Revolution

Thaddeus Burr Chapter Children of the American Revolution

Knights of Columbus & Columbiettes -- Fr. Coleman Council 2616

Msgr. William Blake 4th Degree Assembly 118

Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council 11436

Knights of Columbus Park City Council 16

Special Olympians

FAARH

Fairfield Adaptive Recreation

Gaelic American Club Pipe Band

Gaelic American Club/FEILE -- Float

St. Patrick's Gaelic Football Club

Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Celebration -- Float

Black Rock Congregational Church Pioneer Club

Fairfield Museum & History Center

Ludlowe Middle School Band

Ukranian-American Club of Southport

Pyramid Shriners Legion of Honor & Color Guard

Pyramid Shriners Motor Patrol

Relay for Life -- Team Zoom

Floats

Connecticut Challenge

Toni Lamparski, National American Miss Connecticut Princess

Blue Third Division

Division Commander: Joseph Bender

Aides: James Bender, Henry Hyndman, Roger Moscater

Section A -- Assemble in column facing north on Granville Street with head on Post Road.

Marching order:

Junior Buccaneers Drum Corps

Stratfield School Marchers

Little Gym of Fairfield

Mountain Laurel Girl Scouts

Cub Scouts

Boy Scouts

Section B -- Assemble in column facing north on Bungalow Avenue with head on Post Road.

Marching Order:

Tomlinson Middle School Band

Dogwood Girl Scouts

YMCA Adventure Guides & Princesses

YMCA Fly Fins Swim Team

Pop Warner Football Players & Cheerleaders

Fairfield Warde High School Band

Fairfield Little League Girls Softball

Fairfield Little League -- American & National

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club

Easton Banjo Society

Parade Directors -- David Judson & David Bissonnette