Families hit the beach for Memorial Day

(WTNH/ Noelle Gardner)

MADISON, Conn. (WTNH)– Families are heading to the beach to enjoy the beautiful weather and barbecue for Memorial Day.

The state’s most popular beach, Hammonasset in Madison, is getting a lot of visitors Monday.

The umbrellas are up and the sail boats are out. It is a beautiful day at Hammonasset Beach. Families told News 8 how they are spending their day off with the kids.

“It is absolutely beautiful. We are going to hang on the beach, we made some sandwiches. Maybe the kids will go in the water and we will get some dinner,” said Colleen Smith, Wallingford.

News 8 talked to a vet back from Iraq and Afghanistan . He says Memorial Day is special and he’s spending it with friends and enjoying his freedom.

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