May 27th is Memorial Parade Day in East Hartford
It's become a tradition to be a part of this celebration as we have much to
memorialize at Center Cemetery.
We have approximately 42 Revolutionary war veterans,
87 Civil War veterans and many more from WWI & II ....
Our history needs to be celebrated - not forgotten.
We no longer set up a tent with drinks and goodies for sale as in the past
but we do participate in the parade.
A small group of us march in costumes to represent our history and advertise our
upcoming fall Lantern Tour.
We have become a colorful part of the procession and present the
oldest connection with the city that can be found.
If anyone would like to join us in the fun and help us show the townsfolk's
what they have to be proud of please do contact us!!!
Are there any Steam Punkers out there!!!
Come on down and join us for an hour or two!
Hempsted Houses/Connecticut Landmarks is offering a tour of Cedar Grove Cemetery
in New London at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.
Tour leader will be New London city historian Sally Ryan
(site historian at the Hempsted Houses)
and Bill Petersen (curator emeritus at Mystic Seaport).
Cost is $5, free for CT Landmarks members.
Sunday, June 2 @ 10:00 am
Old Willimantic Cemetery, Willimantic, CT
tour guide is Cheryl LeBeau
$10.00 per person.
We will meet at the side entrance, across the street from Stop & Shop's entrance.
You can park either at Stop & Shop or next door near the auto parts store.
This event is part of the larger Victorian Days Weekend in Willimantic.