Vol. IV No. 11 6/1/2023
Key take Aways from Memorial Day Parade Planning Meeting, May 22, 2023
Lisa Thorn brought the meeting to order. The agenda was to complete all plans for the Memorial Day parade and ceremonies. The parade down Main Street will end at Proctor Hall (old Town Hall) where there will be food and speeches.
Harold French was concerned about the aging population of veterans in Stockbridge and curious how will the parade and ceremony will carry on. French suggested South County towns come
together, combine the veteran population, and have the parade in a different towns each year. Tim Minkler was opposed to the idea. Bruce Blair and Rich Bradway suggested that the children of veterans might carry on. It was decided to have a separate meeting to discuss.
At the parade there is a coffin laid on the Sedgwick cart and pulled by Tim Minkler's sons.
Editor's note: It was suggested that I get in the coffin and pop out at some point on the parade route. I considered the shock to the kids and to the hearts of the elderly and declined with thanks.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne