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2nd Edition: Veterans Day Itinerary – Parade and Memorial Square Dedications

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VETERANS DAY PARADE: The Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. sharp from on Washington Street. 

The parade will proceed through the square to the via Washington, School and Pearl Streets for a ceremony and wreath laying at the Memorial Bell. 

The parade will then reform on Pearl Street and proceed back through the square to for two ceremonies at the two memorials.  

The parade will then proceed down Walnut Street to Washington Street and go back to the VFW.  The entire parade will be approximately 90 minutes.

Participants in the parade include the and Departments, the , the VFW Color Guard and Firing Detail, Town and State Officials, Girl Scouts, Cub scouts and more. All Veterans are welcome and encouraged to march in the parade.

MEMORIAL SQUARE DEDICATIONS: Immediately following the parade, there will then be a collation at the VFW followed by two Memorial Square Dedications.  All are welcome to attend.

  • At 1 p.m. the intersection of Taxiera Road and School Street will be dedicated to Albert A. Jardin.
  • At 1:45 the intersection of Park Street and Seaver Street will be dedicated to James F. Dalton.

A Navy Veteran, Second Class Petty Officer Jardin passed away on July 26, 2011.

He earned the Philippine Liberation Medal with 2 Stars, The Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal with 8 Stars, a Presidential Unit Citation with 1 Star, an Air Crew Insignia with 3 Stars, an Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Gold Star, and the WWII Victory Medal.

Mr. Jardin served as Commander of the Stoughton VFW Post, was a STOYAC basketball and softball coach, and was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church.

Seaman First Class Dalton passed away on July 1, 2011, 67 years to the day after he enlisted in the Navy to serve his country.

He received 2 Battle Stars, The Asiatic Pacific, and WWII Victory Medals for his service.

Along with his father, he helped to maintain the old baseball field on West Street. He was a volunteer at My Brother's Keeper in Easton, and was an active member of the Stoughton VFW. He volunteered his time at St. James Parish.

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