The annual Redding Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held on Saturday rain or shine. Participants gather at 11:30am at the Redding Elementary School auditorium and the ceremony will start at noon. Parade step-off is at 12:15pm and proceeds to the Redding Green. Flag-raising and flower-placing ceremonies will be held at the Memorial Stone.
The third annual “Who are You Carrying?” event will be at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford at 10am on Sunday to benefit the park and Help Our Military Heroes. The workout includes push-ups, sit-ups, mountain climbers, flutter kicks and air squats. The event honors fallen heroes, with the late Petty Officer First Class Jason D. Lewis of Brookfield named this year's event honoree.
The annual Brookfield Strawberry Festival will be held from 12:30 to 3pm outside the Brookfield Museum. Inside the museum will be an exhibit honoring the 44 Brookfield residents killed in combat since the Revolutionary War.
The parade in Sherman is scheduled for 1pm. Sunday. It starts at the intersection of Spring Lake Road and Route 39 North, traveling through the center of Sherman and ending at Veterans Field.
Danbury's Memorial Day events begin with a memorial service at 6:30am at St. Joseph Church. A wreath placing ceremony will follow at 7:10am. The parade will begin down Main Street, from Rose Street, at 9:30am. A ceremony will follow at the Rose Memorial to honor deceased veterans.
Bridgewater’s parade will begin at 8:20am at the firehouse.
The first of two parades in New Milford will be held in Gaylordsville at 8am. The New Milford parade starts at 10am. in front of the Library on the Village Green. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at the VFW hall on Avery Road at 10 am.
The Kent Memorial parade steps off from Kent Center School at 9am at 9:30am. In case of rain, the parade will be canceled. A ceremony will be held at the entrance of the school.
The New Fairfield Veterans Association is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at 11am at the Town Park. A brief re-dedication ceremony will be held afterward at the New Fairfield Cemetery across from the Town Hall.
A ceremony in Newtown will be held at VFW Post 308 on 18 Tinkerfield Road at 11am. The ceremony honors men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Ridgefield's American Legion Post 78 is organizing the annual Memorial Day parade, which begins at 11:30am with opening remarks and a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument in front of Jesse Lee Church. The parade ends at Ballard Park with a closing ceremony. King Lane will be a one-way street from 9:30am, until the end of the parade.