Welcome to the
Norwalk Veterans Memorial Committee Homepage
The Norwalk Veterans Memorial Committee (NVMC) is chartered by the City of Norwalk and charged with the responsibility of organizing and managing municipal events and activities that honor troops on active duty all over the world.
The most notable of the major annual events that are sponsored by the city and organized by the committee are the Ceremony at the Shea-Magrath Memorial (which is held each year on the third Sunday in May), the Memorial Day Parade, and the Veterans Day Ceremony.
In addition, the committee sponsors essay contests, presents scholarships, secures important books for school libraries, provides veterans as guest speakers in the schools, and supports the Junior ROTC detachments in both Norwalk high schools.
Funds for the NVMC are provided by the City of Norwalk and expenditure is monitored by the Recreation and Parks Director. Committee membership comprises representatives of all local and active veterans service organizations (and their auxiliaries), JROTC detachments, and the City of Norwalk, plus the Police, Recreation and Parks, and Public Works Departments. Members-at-Large are veterans not associated with veterans service organizations.
We would like to also direct our visitors to our recently-established Facebook Page. Please Friend us on Facebook so you can stay current with our activities.
This year, Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, 2016, which is when Norwalk will hold it’s annual Memorial Day Parade to honor all the men and women who have served in this country’s armed forces who have passed away. Organizations interested in applying to participate in the parade are asked to please read and agree to our standing parade policies before submitting your application