Memorial Day: A Day of Remembrance
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” — President Harry S. Truman
On Memorial Day, we remember those who served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice. Eastern Connecticut is proud to be home to military installations and our community is enriched by our military families. We are proud to honor and serve these members of our community through our programs, services, and the support of our members who serve the military.
The Chamber hosts a Military Affairs Council, who help us coordinate our annual Military Appreciation Breakfast and our Service Person of the Month ceremonies, and we share information for the military community including local military discounts.
Some Chamber members who serve veterans and military families:
On Memorial Day, take a walk to honor Mystic’s Work Vessels for Vets mission to help injured veterans who need equipment to start a business after military service. Sponsor a team or walk as an individual anytime during Memorial Day Weekend.
Visit our veteran-owned businesses listed in the Chamber directory and learn more about these local businesses. If you are a veteran-owned business and not listed, you can update your profile by logging in.
Some area events in recognition of Memorial Day:
Westerly-Pawcatuck Memorial Day ceremony, May 31, 10 a.m.
Norwich Memorial Day Parade and Commemorative Ceremony, May 31, noon.
Troop/Pack 12 Memorial Day
Putnam Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, May 31, 10 a.m.
Old Lyme Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, May 31, 11 a.m.
Check with your town to see if traditional Memorial Day events will take place this year.