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(WFSB)  -- After a year of events and festivals being canceled, cities and towns across Connecticut are hosting Memorial Day events this weekend.

Saturday, May 29

Middletown – At 9 a.m., approximately 14,300 American Flags will be installed at Veterans Cemetery on Bow Lane. The Veterans of the Vietnam War, Middletown, Inc. are asking for help and assistance.

Moosup – 10 a.m., a ceremony will be held at Veterans Park, an event to honor and remember those who have sacrificed our freedom. At 11:30 a.m., a ceremony will be held at 8 Community Ave. at the Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate the refurbished tank and park, and to honor veterans.

West Haven – At 5 p.m., members of West Haven Veterans Council and city officials will dedicate the 13th phase of the brick Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park.

Sunday, May 30

Cheshire - Cheshire Memorial Day Motorcade Parade held, following a wreath laying ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Cheshire Congregational Church Green on Route 10, proceeding from the Green at 1:30 p.m.

East Hartford – At 6 p.m., East Hartford Veterans Commission will hold a ceremony in remembrance of East Hartford's fallen military heroes. It’ll be held at Bicentennial Park, located at Forbes Street and Scotland Road

Milford - Milford Veterans Ceremony and Parade Commission (VCPC) will host a wreath laying ceremony and Memorial Day event. The Memorial Day event will be held at 2 p.m. on the steps of City Hall and will be preceded by a patriotic themed performance by The Milford Concert Band at 1 p.m.

Monday, May 31

Avon – The 76th Anniversary Memorial Day Parade will step off at 11 a.m. and a ceremony will be held afterwards at the Veterans’ Memorial on the town green

Berlin - Berlin Veterans' Commission will host Memorial Day parade at 9 a.m. The parade will step off from St. Paul’s Church and proceed eastbound on Farmington Avenue to Massirio Drive and then to Veteran's Memorial Park.

Bloomfield - At 10 a.m., the Mountain View Cemetery Memorial Ceremony will be held. The parade will follow, stepping off at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Barnard Lane and Bloomfield Avenue. At 12 p.m., a post parade Memorial Day flyover will happen along with a ceremony on the town green.

Ellington - At 9 a.m., a parade will be held from the Crystal Lake section of town where Green Street intersects with Route 140. A ceremony will be held at the Crystal Lake cemetery. Services will also be held at 10:30 a.m. at Ellington High School. At the conclusion of the program, at approximately 11:30, a parade will begin from the high school and proceed to the Ellington Green and then to the Ellington Cemetery for brief memorial tributes at each location.

Farmington - At 10 a.m., the Town of Farmington the the Veterans have decided to combine the Memorial Day Parades for Farmington and Unionville into one parade. The parade route will begin on Sanford & Hawley, 1790 Farmington Ave., Unionville, and will end at the Farmington Town Hall Monument on Monteith Drive. A Memorial Day Ceremony will follow at the Farmington Town Hall Veteran's Monument directly after the parade. 

Jewett City – At 9 a.m., the Jewett City Veteran’s Council will hold its annual Memorial Day parade at Fanning Park

Norwich – Memorial Day parade steps off at 12 p.m. from the Cathedral of St. Patrick on Broadway. Following the parade, at 1:30 p.m., a ceremony will be held near the flagpole by the war memorials

Old Saybrook – A wreath laying ceremony will be held on the Connecticut River at 9 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m. to the Veterans Memorial monuments on the town green on Main Street.

Plymouth - Memorial Day parade steps off from Terryville firehouse at 10:30 a.m. with ceremonies scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Baldwin Park

Rocky Hill – At 9:30 a.m., the Memorial Day parade will step off at Rocky Hill High School

Torrington – At 9:30 a.m., the Memorial Day parade will step off at the Ocean State Job Lot parking lot down Main Street and concludes at Coe Memorial Park

West Haven – At 10:30 a.m., the city’s Memorial Day parade will step off and go up Campbell Avenue from Captain Thomas Boulevard to Center Street.

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