Wilton sent 98 men and women to serve in World War I. Two did not come home. James B. Whipple died July 16, 1918. Charles R. Frederickson died Nov. 26, 1918.
The 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended what was known as The Great War will be marked on Sunday, Nov. 11, when the American Legion Post 86 — named for James B. Whipple — presents its annual parade. Veterans will march from Wilton Library on Old Ridgefield Road at 10:15 to the Veterans Memorial Green on Center Street, where the names of Whipple and Frederickson are etched into one of the granite pillars recognizing Wilton’s war dead.