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Thursday, October 18 News

In Pictures / Darien celebrates Memorial Day

DARIEN — “Our town supports the parade like no other town,” said veteran Phil Kraft of Darien, who was recently honored for his extensive work celebrating veterans.

“It’s a mile-and-a-quarter route and still the streets are packed,” he said.

Good weather helped make Monday morning’s event a success, including the ceremony after the parade in Spring Grove Cemetery.

“The last two years we had to take shelter in the library,” Kraft said. “Odd as it may sound, it’s such a relief to be back in the cemetery.”

“This year marks the 100 anniversary of the Armistice, which ended … World War I,” explained David Polett, chairman of the town’s Monuments and Ceremonies Commission.

“Let us also remember all those who gave their lives in every conflict,” he said.

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