Branford Scout Joseph Loffredo has worked to organize a way to honor Branford veterans on Memorial even without the traditional parade.
Working with police, fire and town officials, a car parade will follow a route throughout town, meant to garner exposure for the solemn holiday and honor those who have fallen defending the country.
The parade will begin at 9 AM May 25.
Initially, the plan was to drive by the homes of many veterans, but the route proved too difficult. Instead, working with police and fire chiefs, the route will start at Branford High School, make its way up Brushy Plan to Todds Hill Rd, down Kirkham and into Indian Neck and Pine Orchard, before making its way back to the High School.
The Scouts and their families will be in the cars and ask that you join them in honoring the day by showing support along the route and celebrate the lives of the fallen in the way you see best. For local Scouts, the car parade will help them fulfill a desire to honor our veterans even as the traditional parade is cancelled.
The full route, starting at 9:00 AM
Start at Branford High School
Drive down East Main Street
Then turn right onto Ivy Street
Then merge onto Brushy Plain Road
Then take a left onto Todd’s Hill Road
Then take a left onto Cherry Hill Road
Then take a left onto Main Street
Then take a right onto Kirkham Street
Then merge onto Maple Street
Follow maple to then end then turn left onto route 142
Then turn left onto Stannard Ave
Then turn left onto Harbor Street
Then turn right onto Maple
Then turn onto Indian Neck Road
Then merge onto 146
Follow 146 all the way to Damascus Road
Follow Damascus road into Pine Orchard
Then take a right onto Montowese St
Take a right onto Main Street follow it all the way to the high school then disperse from there