Colonel John Chiarella led a group of Young Marines in the Pledge of Allegiance last May during the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the Green in downtown Waterbury. Photographs by John Murray

The Memorial Day Parade forms at Freight Street and marches down Grand Street beginning at 1 pm sharp. There will be a patriotic service at 2:30 pm on the Green after the parade concludes.

The Crosby Army JROTC will donate a massive 15 foot by 25 foot American flag to the city and will present it to Mayor Neil O’Leary following the parade.