Mark your calendars, Ridgefield’s annual Memorial Day Parade will be on Monday, May 29th. The parade begins at 11:30 from Jesse Lee Church marching down Main Street and ending in Ballard Park with a closing ceremony.
The parade features six marching bands, the participation of over 50 organizations, and a military flyover.
This year our Grand Marshal is Anne Fitzgerald. Anne served four years in the Navy and obtained the rank of Lieutenant. During her four years as a Navy Nurse, Anne served at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Subic Bay Hospital in the Philippines, and Bethesda Naval Hospital.
Anne married her fellow Naval Officer, Ed Fitzgerald, and moved to Ridgefield 44 years ago. She is a high-energy person who is very active in the community, being involved in the PTA, Girl Scouts, Ridgefield Library, and Congregational Church, and worked with the RVNA (now RVNAhealth) when it was a house on Main Street. She has done private-duty nursing and was on the nursing faculty at Norwalk Community College for 5 years.
Anne is now fully retired and enjoying her six grandchildren. She will be a featured speaker at the parade's closing ceremony.
Hope to see you all there!
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