Memorial Day Events Report

Dear Compatriots of the Connecticut Line CTSSAR,

I just wanted to put out a brief report on Memorial Day Activities. Yesterday the Connecticut Line CTSSAR marched with the Connecticut DAR and the Lebanon Business Association in the Memorial Day Parade in Lebanon, CT. We marched in front of the float, which was decorated to look like Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.’s Store. Russ was dressed as the Governor, and Bob Lasprogato was a soldier purchasing supplies.

When I returned home last night, there was a message on my answering machine from Mary Brown, stating that WE had WON one of the PARADE AWARDS!!! She mentioned that Compatriot Wayland had picked up the award, and had dropped it off at the War Office. She also mentioned that it was a beautiful award/plaque, looking forward to seeing what it looks like!

Great job everyone, THREE HUZZAHS!!!

Following the parade, we drove down to New London to participate in the Captain Nathan Hale Branch’s Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony where we fired a three volley musket salute. Again, GREAT job everyone.

Our next event will be the SCHOOLDAYS AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE Event this Friday at the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse in East Haddam. Major Michael Juhase will command the Line that day. Then on Saturday, PARADE PARADE, the dedication of the NEW Parade in New London, and the re-dedication of the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse. Stephen Shaw will need Color Guard members to participate, and to fire the musket salute. The Schoolhouse Re-dedication Ceremony will take place between 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM.

I will send out another e-mail this week with MORE details on our upcoming events.

Put your faith in God and keep your powder dry,

Todd L. Gerlander
Colonel Commanding

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