May 20, 2019
Contact: Sandy Keefe, Veterans Affairs Clerk 860-826-3362
Mayor Erin E. Stewart and Peter Scirpo, Chairman of the Veterans Commission, announced today that the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department will be hosting the 2019 Memorial Day Services. The Memorial Day Services are commemorative ceremonies that recognize and honor the men and woman who served in the United States military at various war memorials and landmarks throughout the city of New Britain.
The first service takes place at Fairview Cemetery, 120 Smalley Street in New Britain, at the Veterans Section on Thursday, May 23, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. This Service always takes place on the Thursday before the nationally celebrated holiday on Monday (holiday on the last Monday of May).
The second set of Memorial Day Services will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 as follows:
8:00 a.m. General John Patterson Memorial on East/Allen Streets
8:30 a.m. Spanish-American War Memorial at Willow Brook Park, 635 South Main St.
8:45 a.m. Vietnam Memorial at Willow Brook Park, 635 South Main St.
9:15 a.m. Sherrod E. Skinner Memorial on Corbin Ave./Lincoln Streets
9:45 a.m. Israel Putnam Stone at Walnut Hill Park, 200 Grand St.
10:00 a.m. World War I Monument and Louis Gentile Salute to Women Memorial at Walnut Hill Park, 200 Grand St.
10:30 a.m. General Casimir Pulaski and Tadeusz Kosciuszko Memorials at Pulaski Park, Broad/Burritt Streets
11:00 a.m. Civil War, World War II, Korean, Vietnam, and Global War on Terror Memorials
at Central Park, Main/West Main Streets
Please note that the Marine Corp League also visits 105 Franklin Square for “Flags on the Green” by the Suburban Woman’s Club in between the Central Park and Borinqueneers Services changing the following times to be later.
11:30 a.m. 65th Infantry Regiment Park-The Borinqueneers (U.S. Army in WWI, WWII, and Korea) at Beaver St. / North Side corner near LaSalle St. / Washington St. / Farmington Ave.
11:50 a.m. Belvidere Area World War II Memorial at Campbell Square, Stanley/Hillcrest
12:15 p.m. Captain Brian S. Letendre U.S.M.C. Park at Pendleton Rd./Sunnyslope Dr.
Services include placing of wreaths on each Memorial along with invocations, cadences, and taps. In the event of severe rain or inclement weather on Thursday, May 23rd, the Cemetery Services will be held indoors at St. Jean’s Hall across the street from Fairview Cemetery at 209 Smalley Street at the same start time of 6 p.m. For more information, call Sandy at the Parks and Recreation Department at 860-826-3362 or you may visit us on the web at: http://www.newbritainct.gov/services/community/veterans/default.htm