Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2024  New Canaan, Connecticut

The Parade steps off at 9:30 AM from St. Mark’s Church and proceeds through town to Lakeview Cemetery. There, parade watchers and marchers gather with veterans and Town officials for remarks about the true meaning and purpose of the Memorial Day holiday. Link to town news site

Ceremony Guest Speaker will be MyLinh Shattan. She will share her story and honor New Canaan residents who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. Click on names to learn more.

Charles David Austin
Richard Oliver Bickford
David Moy Burke, Jr.
Creighton Lynn Conner
Fred Andrew Lind
William Brewster Nickerson
Howard Bruce Smith

Six of these connect to the virtual Wall of Faces.  (Source:

How can you help and what can you do? Share this page, especially if you know surviving family or friends who may wish to attend the ceremony or want to share information and stories (use contact link in footer below). Pause for a minute on Memorial Day to remember the Fallen, to say a prayer of gratitude.  Post a prayer, poem, remembrance, photo if suitable, onto the Wall of Faces. Never forget.

May it be said, Well Done. Be Thou at Peace.


Hailey Hodsden

Stephen R. Dwyer

Crew of MH-60 Tail# 490

November 10, 2023 crash during nighttime exercise in Mediterranean Sea.  Rest in Peace: Stephen R. Dwyer, Shane M. Barnes, Tanner W. Grone, Andrew P. Southard, Cade M. Wolfe

2024 Military Service Academy Night

Friday, May 17, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Hosted by the Connecticut Congressional Delegation for students interested in learning about the federal service academies. 

East Hartford Cultural Community Center, 50 Chapman Pl, East Hartford, CT 


Hail & Farewell

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Crest Hall in Eisenhower Hall

11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Hosted by WP Parents Club of CT for graduating first class USMA 2024 and incoming class USMA 2028.