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Norwalk video: Memorial Day parade

(Harold F. Cobin)

NORWALK, Conn. – A scaled down Memorial Day parade made its way up East Avenue on Monday and videographer Harold F. Cobin was there to film it, from the Cub Scouts to the community soccer club, from the politicians to the Department of Public of Works trucks.

Last year’s parade was cancelled due to COVID-19. A scaled down crowd enjoyed this year’s spectacle, which did not feature marching bands.

Enjoy the video.

4 comments

Vicki Perez June 1, 2021 at 9:40 am

Where is the Float with the photo’s of all of CT’s Fallen Soldiers that were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan? The float was skipped? You can hear the truck horn that is pulling the float why is the float not on this video? It’s a shame the float was not filmed to honor these soldiers and be Remembered on Memorial Day.

Tysen Canevari June 1, 2021 at 6:37 pm

Its ironic that you see such a small number of firemen and policemen in the photo. Harry and company took away the points for local people applying for those jobs. If you live out of town why march in the parade in Norwalk? They probably marched in their own towns with NPD or NFD on their shirts!

piberman June 1, 2021 at 7:22 pm

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Some of us are old enough to remember when Memorial Day was a somber appreciation of those who served and did not return. Featuring our Veterans.

Red headed movie star June 2, 2021 at 5:33 pm

My husband took me on a tour of the Veterans of his family & friends, visiting Riverside Cemetery, (WW I) The Newtown Village Cemetery (Spanish American War) and Huntingtown Cemetery (Civil War) on Bushy Hill Rd in Newtown and Boxer Rebellion. We ended it with a visit to the Shea-McGrath Memorial at Calf Pasture. We missed the American Rev. ancestors. I so appreciated his plan for the day and honoring his ancestors and mutual friends who gave their lives in Vietnam. It was an appropriate way to Honor our Veterans. I forwarded the photos of the headstones to our kids, nephews and nieces with appropriate history. They were raised going to museums and battlefields! Which became a family joke, “Oh no, not another museum!” When teenagers, after a two hour wait in line in Long Beach, CA. they stood on the deck of the U.S.S. MIssouri at the spot where WW II Japanese surrender was signed.

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