This year marks the 98th anniversary of the end of World War I, and Wilton’s American Legion post — named for a native son who gave his life in that conflict — will present the town’s annual Veterans Day parade.
James B. Whipple American Legion Post 86 invites all veterans and the community to attend the parade on Friday, Nov. 11. Led by a police honor guard, veterans will step off from Wilton Library at 10:15 and march to the Veterans Memorial Green on Center Street, where a short program will take place beginning at 10:30. Marine Capt. Chris Ladd will be the guest speaker. He will be joined by Post Cmdr. Don Hazzard, state Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26), and state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143). Second Selectman Mike Kaelin will read a proclamation from the town.