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Derby Celebrates Memorial Day

Even a little rain at the end of the parade didn't dampen Derby's enthusiasm for honoring its veterans with a holiday weekend of activity that included a flag rally, parade and rededication of a venerable monument honoring World War I veterans. Activities began on Saturday with a rally on the Green in support of the flag and ended on Monday with the traditional parade attended by thousands of excited onlookers who withstood a thunder shower at the end of the parade.

canon_small.jpg (4614 bytes) This year's festivities included the rededication of the cannon in front of the Veterans Memorial Building. Walter Archer Jr. of Boy Scout Troop 3 undertook the restoration of the cannon which was brought over from France and placed in front of the building in 1920. Archer was working on his Eagle Scout project working on a community service project to demonstrate leadership skills.

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Passing in review

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Flag Rally (Photo by Eileen Krugel)

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Mattatuck Fife & Drum

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Scouts on parade


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The mayor & the congressman! (Photo by Tony Krugel)

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Fire Department participation

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Flag Rally (Photo by Eileen Krugel)

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Police bike patrol

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Another scout float

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Bigger bikes on parade!

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