Photos: Veterans Day parade in Wilton

Hayden Turek photos
Though rain did fall, at 10:10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Wilton veterans stepped off from Wilton Library and marched up Hubbard Road to a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Green in celebration of Veterans Day.

The ceremony, conducted by American Legion Post 86 Commander Don Hazzard, featured a proclamation read by First Selectman Bill Brennan, an invocation by Post 86 Chaplain Frank Dunn, and remarks by state Senator Toni Boucher (R-26).

In addition, with this year being the 50th since ground troops arrived in Vietnam, Hazzard recounted his own personal experience as a veteran of the Vietnam War.

The musical program for the ceremony was performed by Wilton High School students.

Griffin King sang The Star-Spangled Banner and God Bless America, and Jordan Reichgut and Elliot Connors played Taps on trumpet as the Veterans Memorial Green flag was raised from half to full-staff.

On behalf of American Legion Post 86, Hazzard also presented Brennan with an award, "in recognition and sincere appreciation of outstanding service and assistance which contributed to the advancement of the American Legion programs and activities dedicated to God and country."