Nashua parade details
The Memorial Day Parade steps out from Holman Stadium on Amherst Street at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
This year’s grand marshal is Robert Buonapane, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and adjutant at the Disabled American Veterans Gate City Chapter 7.
Buonapane will be in the vanguard unit along with Mayor Jim Donchess, the Nashua High School North band, Nashua police and fire color guards, aldermen, school board members, Gold Star Mothers, president of the day Marie Sullivan, U.S. Air Force ROTC, and other city officials.
Eight divisions will follow them in the parade, which heads east on Amherst Street to Main Street. The parade will proceed south on Main Street and pass the reviewing stand at City Hall, where local radio broadcast personality Ed Lecius will be the master of ceremonies. The parade then turns onto Lake Street and will disband at Elm Street Middle School, 117 Elm St. Refreshments will be served at the school.
In case of inclement weather, a Veterans Memorial Service will be held at the school.
The parade will form at Holman Stadium at 9:45 a.m.
Those who wish to participate in memorial services at local cemeteries should meet at the Disabled American Veterans Gate City Chapter 7, 31 Cross St. at 7 a.m.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7; Nashua High School South band; DAV Chapter 7 Colors; DAV Chapter 7 Commander Gerry Bosse; DAV Chapter 7 Auxiliary Commander Jeanne Gideon; DAV Chapter 7 members and auxiliary; DAV van and auxiliary cars; Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 804; Civil Air Patrol, Lt. Kevin Harbison; Civil Air Patrol cadets, Civil Air Patrol cadets van.
Veterans of Foreign War Post 483, Nashua; Bishop Guertin High School band; VFW Post 483 color guard; VFW Post 483 Commander James Brown; VFW Post 483 Auxiliary President Sylvia Lopez; VFW Post 483 Men’s Auxiliary President Larry Villandry; VFW Post 483 members; VFW Post 483 auxiliary members; VFW Post 483 men’s auxiliary; commander’s car; cars with members.
American Legion Post 3 members; American Legion Post 3 band; American Legion Post 3 banner; American Legion Post 3 Commander John York; American Legion Post 3 ladies auxiliary President Harriet Lemery; cars with American Legion Post 3 members; Sons of the American Legion Squad 3 Commander Ken York; cars with members of American Legion Squad 3; American Legion Post 124 banner; American Legion Post 124 Commander Cynthia Geddes; American Legion Post 124 members; cars with members American Legion Post 124.
Fraternal Organization Elks Lodge 720; Pennichuck Middle School band; Elks Lodge 720 colors; Elks Lodge 720 members; Nashua Emblem Club 170; Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 1506 – Faithful Navigator – Jason Bliss; Knights of Columbus float; Rising Sun Lodge 39 Masons; Odd Fellows Lodge.
Fairgrounds Middle School band; 1st NH Regiment, Steve Rogers; Salvation Army; Salvation Army Canteen; Nashua Humane Society.
Girl Scouts and Brownies.
Explorers, Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts.
City of Nashua Patrons: Elm Street Middle School band; Infant Jesus School, Grades 3-6 students, parents, teachers; American Cancer Society Relay for Life; Nashua Library Peacocks; Prince of Peace Assembly; Nashua Dog Owners Group; Boys & Girls Club of Nashua and van; PAL van and members; AARP No. 622 vans; Rockingham ambulance; Nashua Police Department flatfoot van; Nashua Transit Authority; American Red Cross vehicles; fire trucks; Nashua police cruiser.