The 2016 Memorial Day Parade chairman Ray Tobiassen (above, left) congratulates 2016 Grand Marshall James Turnbull. Tobiassen is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and Turnbull of the US Navy.

Wilton’s beloved, traditional Memorial Day Parade is staged on Monday, May 30 starting at 10 a.m.. Turnbull will lead the parade from River Rd, past the Veterans Memorial, up Ridgefield Rd., past the Wilton Congregational Church to the Hillside cemetery where the parade keynote speaker, Chris Ladd will address the gathered crowds to further honor the veterans both living and dead.

The theme of this year’s parade is ” Salute our heroes.”