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WEST HAVEN, April 9, 2019 — West Haven Vietnam Veterans member William Benson will lead the city’s Memorial Day parade as grand marshal when it steps off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27.
Benson, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, will guide the procession of veterans, dignitaries and bands along the 1 ½-mile parade course, which follows Campbell Avenue from Captain Thomas Boulevard to Center Street.
This year’s parade has no rain date.
Benson was tapped by the West Haven Veterans Council, which helps the city organize the annual parade, for his years of service to the Army, his fellow vets and his community, the latter of which is perhaps the cornerstone of the qualifications for grand marshal, council President Dave Ricci said.
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— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator