|The Hamden Memorial Day Parade is coming up on Monday! In honor of all the sacrifices made by our veterans, the Hamden Veterans Commission has once again selected a local veteran to be the Grand Marshal of the parade who has exhibited ongoing dedication and support of veterans in our community.
Hamden’s Memorial Day Parade Military Grand Marshal is Tyrone Mitchell, retired Captain of the U.S. Air Force, Armament/Nuclear Munitions Specialist. He served on Hamden’s Veterans Commission for nine years while contributing to many other efforts advocating for veterans in Hamden and statewide.
Hamden resident Daniel Sparks was selected as this year’s Civilian Grand Marshal. Dan is President and Co-Founder of Honor Flight CT. This organization honors veterans of foreign wars by flying them to Washington, D.C. to visit national memorials. Although never having served in the armed forces, Dan has a passion for those who have.
I want to offer a congratulations and thank you to Mr. Mitchell for his dedicated and continued service in our community. I also want to thank and congratulate Mr. Sparks for his commitment to honoring our veterans.