3,000 to march in Connecticut Veterans Parade

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — About 3,000 people are expected to march in Hartford and thousands more will be lining the streets in what’s billed as New England’s largest veterans’ parade.

The Connecticut Veterans Parade is set to kick off at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the state Capitol and wind its way through downtown.

Parade organizers say nearly all the marchers are veterans and include members of American Legion and VFW posts, other veterans groups, marching bands and fife and drum corps.

Politicians including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman also are scheduled to be in the parade.

This year’s grand marshal is retired Vice Adm. Melvin Williams Jr., whose three decades in the Navy included commanding nuclear submarines.

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