Plans are underway for Monroe’s 2017 Memorial Day Parade. If you are interested in participating, click here to download the application and send it to email@example.com or call Vida Stone at 203-452-2800 x1027.
Memorial Day Parade Policy for Marchers
Parades are wonderful events. Mostly they celebrate joyous and happy times like St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Fourth of July and Thanksgiving. These parades feature ethnic groups, political groups and commercial groups all displaying their names and agendas.
The Memorial Day parade stands out from the others in that it honors our service people, both men and women, who have fought for our country and in many instances given their lives for our freedom and liberty.
Therefore, we ask that marchers adhere to the following policy while participating in the march:
There shall be no agendas, commercialization (no coupons, discounts, etc.) and no political messaging appearing during the parade other than announcing your float. There should be no campaigning for upcoming elections nor any campaign literature, signage, apparel or campaign paraphernalia. Poppers (for horse’s sake) and silly string are strictly prohibited. Candy can be thrown into the crowd to avoid children running into the marchers.
What should always be displayed are the American flag and any creative ways that we can say "thank you" to our veterans and honor them with salutes and handshakes. Patriotic songs, poems, tales are welcomed.
Approved by: 2017 Memorial Day Parade Committee
May 2, 2017