Shelton Memorial Day ParadeHere are some photos of the Memorial Day Parade.
A traditional Memorial Day Parade is held in Shelton every year.
Try to get downtown by 9:00am so you will find easy parking and a good view of the parade.
All the surrounding towns in the Naugatuck Valley are invited to join us in remembering the veterans.
Sometimes they start the parade in Derby and come over the bridge to Shelton.
They pass all the old factories, head south on Howe Ave., turn on Center St. and travel north on Coram Ave.
But every year it is different. One year they started on Coram, and went towards Derby.
It is a really long parade because it goes through the Main St. of Derby and Howe Ave. in Shelton.
Then circles around and ends up near the Plumb Memorial library.
Everyone Gets Involved
The parade gets bigger and better every year and always is on Memorial Day. This picture was taken before the parade started.
Notice the old mansion on the hill in the background too.
When we lived downtown the sounds of the roll of drums used to wake us up on Memorial Day morning.
Now that we have moved down toward Southbank Park, I really miss it.
History of Decoration Day
Memorial Day was first widely observed on May 30,1868. It was began to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers. It used to be called, Decoration Day. See the World War One Memorial Day Parade
All of the fire departmentsget involved, and the Shelton History Center
Pictures of the 2006 Parade
- Hurry up! We'll miss the parade!... rush to parade
- The view looking west on Center Street... parade in distance
- View north from Bridge St and Howe Ave... watching the parade
- A view standing in front of Subway... parade view
- King Robinson Magnet School Marching Drum ... marching drum school
- A float with the Veteran's Memorial displayed... Veteran's memorial Float
- Children running to grab the candy... run for the candy - more go for the gold
- It's not a parade without balloons... parade balloons - more funny balloons
- Then came the antique cars... antique car - 1929 Ford - convertible - rumble seat - Good Humor - red mustang
- The end of the parade... Shelton Police
Parade Firetruck Pictures
- Shelton firetrucks... Echo Hose... Vintage firetruck...truck9...Fire Marshall... Ansonia Squad 9...
Birmingham white firetruck... Birmingham engine2... White Hills engine 52... fire tanker - fire tanker back... Pine Rock engine42...
- Here comes the Derby firetrucks... derby dress officers... Derby East End Hose3 - Derby Engine 16 - engine 16 back - Engine 15 - brush4 - Derby Engine 2 - Storm Engine2 - Derby ambulance - Special Hazards Unit -