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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Jackson tapped to lead Memorial Day parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28

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PHOTO — Freddy Jackson, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9422, kneels beside the granite U.S. Army insignia marker May 11, 2016, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Bradley Point Park. Jackson, an Army vet who served in Colorado and Korea in 1963-66, will lead the 2018 Memorial Day parade as grand marshal when it steps off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, along Campbell Avenue. Jackson was selected to steer the 2016 and 2017 parades, but they were canceled by rain. There is no rain date for this year’s parade. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)


WEST HAVEN, April 24, 2018 — Freddy Jackson, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9422, will serve at the helm of the Memorial Day parade as grand marshal when it steps off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28. There is no rain date.

Jackson was originally selected by the West Haven Veterans Council to lead the 2016 and 2017 parades, but they were canceled by rain.

Jackson, 73, an Army vet who served in Colorado and Korea in 1963-66 during the Vietnam War era, will steer 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.

He was tapped by the 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.

Stay here for more details.

— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator

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