To the Editor:
As the parade marshal and adjutant of American Legion Post 153 in Kent, I wish to thank all the organizations and individuals who made the Kent Memorial Day parade such a success.
Those include all United States military veterans, members of American Legion Hall Jennings Post 153, the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, Kent Center School band -- David Poirier, director -- William McCann, Rick Osborne, Jerry Tobin, Williston B. Case, Donald Gleason, the Kent Library Association, Kent Garden Club, First Selectman Bruce Adams, the Rev. Roger White of St. Andrew's Church, Rev. David McIntosh, Rev. Melinda Keck of the First Congregational Church of Kent, Rev. Thomas Berberich of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kent Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Kent Girl Scouts and Brownies and Bethany Keck, who sang so beautifully.
Special thanks to Guy and Stephanie Mauri for the spectacular release of their 15 white doves at the conclusion of the ceremony at St. Andrew's cemetery.
I wish to commend and thank the Kent Lions Club for its continued support by handing out more than 800 flags to the spectators, and the refreshments provided by Davis IGA handed out to the children and spectators at the end of the parade.
Also, thanks to All Star Transportation for providing the bus driven by Heather Gerowe that transported residents back to Kent Center School.
I also want to extend my gratitude to the many residents who attended the parade.
Thank you one and all for honoring our veterans, both living and deceased.