The tables will be set. The batter, butter, maple syrup, orange juice and coffee will all be ready.

Before the band plays, the Jeep engines rev, the banners are taken up, the Wilton Kiwanis Club will serve up plates and plates of pancakes for its 34th annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast.

Under the able direction of veteran flapjack flipper Tierney O’Hearn, the pancakes will start flying off the griddle at 8 sharp Monday morning, May 27, and will be available until 10:30 when the parade kicks off.

Former first selectman and village historian Bob Russell will once again head the coffee brigade, before he heads off to give the keynote speech at the memorial ceremony at Hillside Cemetery.

Mr. Russell and Mr. O’Hearn will be assisted by veteran bus boys and town fathers like Fred Wernig, Ray Tobiassen, Jim Turnbull, Paul Hannah and Lou Reens.

The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under for all you can eat with proceeds going to Wilton-based charities.