Standing Parade Polices for the 
Norwalk Veterans Memorial Day Parade
 
  1. All participants are reminded that the recurring theme of the Norwalk Memorial Day Parade is: 
    “Honor Our Veterans — Support Our Troops.”
  2. Participating organizations will be notified by email of their reporting time at the parade marshaling area at Veterans Park and their placement in the parade.
  3. Floats longer than 20' must be positioned not later than 8:30 A.M.
    1. Smaller floats (less that 20') should arrive not later than 9:00 A.M.
    2. Walkers in Parade Units 1–10 should arrive not later than 9:00 A.M.
    3. Walkers in Parade Units 11–20 should arrive not later than 9:30 A.M.
  4. Marchers are to assemble on the grassy area and NOT on the perimeter road. Adult leaders of youth groups are encouraged to provide water for the youngsters in the marshaling area and while marching.
  5. Each unit is to have an American flag, properly carried or mounted on a vehicle.
  6. No electronic music is permitted.
  7. Advertising or promotion of commercial enterprises is not permitted. No political statement (oral or visual) is permitted.
  8. Marching units are not permitted to take any action that may draw spectators from curbside onto the parade route. (For example, no tossing of candy from floats.)
  9. Marching units are not permitted to stop in front of the reviewing stand.
  10. Any awards or prizes (e.g.; best float) will be based on adherence to the theme of the parade:
    “Honor Our Veterans — Support Our Troops.”
  11. The Parade Marshal has the authority to dismiss any participating organization or individual(s) for failure to comply with these instructions or any action that (in the Parade Marshal's judgment) is not consistent with good order.

****** IMPORTANT *****

ALL UNITS MUST ENTER VIA THE EAST NORWALK GATE (near Overtons) 

THERE IS NO ENTRY FROM THE WEST NORWALK GATE (near the bridge)

If you require additional information regarding the Parade; including position or additional instructions, please contact Parade Master, Jim Wrinn at coach06851@yahoo.com.


By Direction of the  Norwalk Veterans Memorial Committee