Friday, November 9, 2012
Monday is Veterans Day. Milford will hold its annual parade, and then a ceremony will take place in Prospect Heights to honor veterans.
The town will celebrate Veterans Day with two events on Monday. The annual parade will kick off on East Main Street at 10 a.m., and head down Main Street to the Doughboy Monument, for a short ceremony, before ending at Draper Memorial Park. In Prospect Heights, the Prospect Heights Mayors are hosting the unveiling of new names added to the veterans monument in its interior park. The names will now include veterans of Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War. That event is expected to begin about 11:30 a.m., or as soon as the Veterans Day parade is finished.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Area residents remembered veterans on Memorial Day with a parade and a speaking program in downtown Milford.
Milford residents paid tribute to America's veterans, and the ones in their town, with a parade and speaking program Monday. The highlight of the program was the return of the "dog tags" worn by PFC Wayne D. Hamel, of Milford, killed at 20 in 1968, during the Vietnam War. The metal tags were returned by an organization, based in Connecticut, that purchases dog tags being sold on the internet and tries to identify their rightful owners. In cases where the veteran is no longer living, the organization, Cana Mission, tries to identify the surving family. Hamel, a graduate of Milford High School, lived on Woodland Avenue. He was killed on Feb. 2, 1968. His dog tags were returned to Jayne Phelan, 18, a Milford High School senior who is Hamel's …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
More than 15,000 people attended the recent Portuguese Picnic and Parade at Prospect Heights.
The annual Portuguese Picnic and Parade drew an estimated 15,000 people to Prospect Heights last weekend. The event, a celebration of the town's Portuguese culture, included a festive parade down Main Street, traditional and modern music, and foods of the Portuguese. Paul Sharp, who grew up in a Portuguese neighborhood, was recently crowned the new Mayor of Prospect Heights, and led the parade in a grand style. The two-day celebration is organized by the Portuguese Club of Milford.