In honor of those that made the ultimate sacrifice and embracing their common respect for this solemn day, Wilton’s Republican and Democratic Town Committees will be marching together in the Wilton Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30.
Peter Wrampe, RTC Chair, said "Earlier this year, I recalled that three years ago, we had the thought of marching jointly with the “loyal opposition.” Meeting with Tom a few weeks ago, we found that we were on the same page. We agreed that it would be right and proper to put our political differences aside on this National Day of Remembrance and march together to honor our veterans."
Tom Dubin, DTC Chair, said “Memorial Day is the most solemn event on our nation’s calendar. We are pleased that the RTC has agreed to march alongside Wilton’s DTC to honor the brave men and women who have died in service to our country. This is a time to remind ourselves that we are all neighbors and that we owe a collective debt to those who have sacrificed for our nation’s heritage and freedoms."
"The DTC was really responsive and collaborative in planning the joint participation. There are no limits on the day except not to be political, and I look forward to this unique opportunity for a nonpartisan signal to the skies that the blood of heroes never dies," said Lisa Pojano, RTC Community Outreach Chair.
The Democratic and Republican Town Committees are elected in Wilton every two years and represent their respective parties in town. One of their primary purposes is to recruit candidates and volunteers for the town boards and commissions. Without these elected and appointed officials, Wilton's town government could not function.