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Bethel Steps Out For Early Memorial Day Parade

Bethel holds its annual veterans breakfast and Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, with big crowds lining the streets in town to watch the spectacle on a beautiful spring day.
Bethel holds its annual veterans breakfast and Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, with big crowds lining the streets in town to watch the spectacle on a beautiful spring day. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kids are decked out in red, white and blue for the Memorial Day Parade held Sunday in Bethel.
Kids are decked out in red, white and blue for the Memorial Day Parade held Sunday in Bethel. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students in the ROTC program step off for the Memorial Day Parade, held early in Bethel.
Students in the ROTC program step off for the Memorial Day Parade, held early in Bethel. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kids get ready to wave the flag at the Memorial Day Parade in Bethel on Sunday.
Kids get ready to wave the flag at the Memorial Day Parade in Bethel on Sunday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Big crowds line the streets in Bethel to watch the spectacle of the Memorial Day Parade on a beautiful spring day.
Big crowds line the streets in Bethel to watch the spectacle of the Memorial Day Parade on a beautiful spring day. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kids are decked out in red, white and blue for the Memorial Day Parade held Sunday in Bethel.
Kids are decked out in red, white and blue for the Memorial Day Parade held Sunday in Bethel. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Musical groups step off in the Memorial Day Parade in Bethel on Sunday.
Musical groups step off in the Memorial Day Parade in Bethel on Sunday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The trooping of the flags in Sunday's Memorial Day Parade in Bethel.
The trooping of the flags in Sunday's Memorial Day Parade in Bethel. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Bethel celebrates Memorial Day a few days early.
Bethel celebrates Memorial Day a few days early. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Flags and crowds line the streets in Bethel for the parade.
Flags and crowds line the streets in Bethel for the parade. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Residents of all ages enjoy the Memorial Day Parade in Bethel.
Residents of all ages enjoy the Memorial Day Parade in Bethel. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A woman and her dog get front row seats for the Bethel Memorial Day Parade.
A woman and her dog get front row seats for the Bethel Memorial Day Parade. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Bethel holds its annual veterans breakfast and Memorial Day Parade Sunday, with big crowds lining the streets.
Bethel holds its annual veterans breakfast and Memorial Day Parade Sunday, with big crowds lining the streets. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

BETHEL, Conn. — Bethel held its annual veterans breakfast and Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, with big crowds lining the streets in town to watch the spectacle.

Events got underway with a veterans breakfast at the Joseph W. Tarrant Jr. American Legion Memorial Post 100, followed by a placing of wreaths at noon.

The parade kicked off at 2 p.m. with marchers heading down Greenwood Avenue to P.T. Barnum Square and left onto School Street. The parade ended in front of the Hurgin Municipal Center, which hosted the St. Mary School carnival. Click here for a photo gallery from the carnival.

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