Honor Memorial Day 2016 With These Events in Manchester and East Hartford CT

May 23rd, 2016 by

Memorial Day

2016 Memorial Day Ceremonies and Events Manchester CT

Memorial Day is on May 30 this year, meaning many will have a long weekend away from work coming up. For those who plan to honor the holiday, we’ve put together a convenient list of some of the 2016 Memorial Day ceremonies and events taking place around Manchester CT. Check them out and be sure to let us know if we missed any in the comments section down below.


Memorial Day2016 Memorial Day Parade in Manchester CT

For many in Manchester, the Memorial Day weekend wouldn’t be complete without the annual Veteran’s Memorial Day Parade. It will be held on May 30 at 9:30 a.m. The parade starts in the area of the Army & Navy Club and will move north on Main Street. It will then head east on East Center Street and then west at Munro Park. A Memorial Day celebration will be held afterward at Center Memorial Park (Full Gospel Interdenominational Church in the event of rain).

Manchester CT Vietnam Memorial Dedication

On the Saturday before Memorial Day, May 28, a memorial marker is being dedicated to veterans of the Vietnam War. The ceremony, put on by The Wall That Heals Committee, begins at 5 p.m. at the Vietnam Memorial on Main Street. For those unfamiliar, The Wall That Heals is a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was in Manchester last year. With the structure now gone, any items that were placed at the site are on display in the Manchester Town Hall.

2016 Memorial Day Parade in East Hartford CT

If you live closer to the East Hartford area, you might also consider checking out the city’s Memorial Day parade. In fact, the parade in East Hartford begins at 11 a.m., so if you plan accordingly, you might be able to check out both that day. The parade route starts at the East Hartford Middle School heading west on Burnside Avenue before going south on Hillside Street.

If you’re looking for 2016 Memorial Day ceremonies and events in Manchester CT or nearby, you have a few great options. If we missed any ceremonies or celebrations, be sure to share them with others down below. Don’t forget to check back to the Mazda of Manchester blog for both local holiday happenings and automotive resources.

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