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Posted on: March 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Vietnam vet leading Memorial Day parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 29

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WEST HAVEN, March 29, 2023 — Vietnam veteran Mark Levine will serve as grand marshal of the city’s Memorial Day parade when it steps off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 29.

Levine, an Army veteran who served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War, will lead the procession of veterans, dignitaries and bands along the 1 ½-mile parade route, which follows Campbell Avenue from Captain Thomas Boulevard to Center Street.

Levine was tapped by the West Haven Veterans Council, which helps the city organize the annual parade, for his years of service to the military, 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.

This year’s edition of southern Connecticut’s oldest and largest Memorial Day parade has no rain date and will include three marching divisions and a military division, as well as special accommodations for disabled veterans.

Stay tuned for details.

— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator

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