Fairfield's Memorial Day Parade orders
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.
"¢ 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
"¢ 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.
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.
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.
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
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
Red First Division
Division Commander: Alex Fucci
Assemble in column facing north on South Pine Creek Road with head on Post Road.
Military Color Guard
Active Duty Military Personnel
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
Black Rock Church Pioneer Girls -- Theme Winner
White Second Division
Division Commander: Thomas F. Browne Jr.
Assemble in column facing north on Beaumont Street with head on Post Road
Milford Irish Heritage Society Pipes & Drums Band
Fairfield Fire Chief Richard Felner
Fairfield Fire Department
Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department
Southport Volunteer Fire Department
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
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
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.
Junior Buccaneers Drum Corps
Stratfield School Marchers
Little Gym of Fairfield
Mountain Laurel Girl Scouts
Section B -- Assemble in column facing north on Bungalow Avenue with head on Post Road.
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