Milford Veteran's Day Parade [PHOTOS]

Milford kicks off Veteran's Week with a parade that brings out young and old.

Cannon blasts, flags waving in the wind, marching band music, salutes, speeches and applause -- all set against the backdrop of a brilliant blue sky -- came together to create a patriotic celebration to honor the city's veterans Sunday afternoon.

The overarching theme: thank you, veterans past and present.

Sunday's parade was but .

We can also honor Milford's veterans by saying thank you in the comments below. And add your best pics to our gallery by clicking the "submit my photos" link.

Pam Landry November 06, 2011 at 09:20 PM
Nice photos! Thank you Veterans.
Rocco Frank Milford Independents November 07, 2011 at 01:35 PM
This years event was kind of surprising, I did not expect to hear so many politicians talk. In previous years, and in other towns, several local soldiers took to the podium and told us many inspiring and heartfelt stories about their personal experiences during and after times of war. Hearing Veterans speak during Veterans day is one of the best ways we can appreciate them, more of us have to hear what they have to say and share with us their stories of courage, inspiration and survival. The worst part of this Veterans day was that most of the people who took center stage in the Milford gazebo never enlisted or fought in a war. Someone grumbled attention was low, if I had to guess why its because I think people are sick and tired of our local politicians hijacking and dominating every public event. The last person I wanted to hear speak this Veterans Day was Jim Richetelli, our candidates for office, and their praise for their "chicken hawk" teams!
RIck George November 07, 2011 at 04:49 PM
God Bless our Service People and Veterans and God Bless America!
BJ November 07, 2011 at 11:36 PM
What branch were you in and when and where, Rocco?
Rocco Frank Milford Independents November 08, 2011 at 12:02 AM
Bob come to my office I have more U.S. Army certificates on my office wall than I know what to do with. I trained at Fort Devens Mass. in 1985 with the U.S. Army Special Forces, was trained in ROTC at the New York Military Academy from 84-87, and most every male family member of mine has Military experience and training in the Military. My Brother Graduated from the Citadel in S.C.in 92 and My father was a member of the 82nd Airborne during Vietnam. Although none of us saw a war, was drafted or was ever shot at with live ammunition, we sincerely believe and have learned that there are certain things that are sacrosanct. Veterans are among those national treasures that ought the be exalted and reveered with the U.S. Constitution, Bill of rights and those basic priciples of liberty that we all love to take advantage of here on Patch.
Ronald E. Kauffman November 09, 2011 at 02:18 PM
RK-Milford Independents Rocco, I guess we have a lot in common: I also trained with Special Forces from 1963 to 1979 at Fort Bragg, Vietnam, and Fort Devens. Along the way, I was shot a few times by an armed enemy, picked up coronary artery disease (exposure to Agent Orage), arthritis (walking long distances with a heavy rucksack), more that 500 jumps from assorted aircraft, also picked up PTSD which is worse than getting shot because you never get over it unless you stop sleeping. Veterans Day and Memorial Day are always special to me and my family as we have a long history or military service and dedication to this great nation. You sound like someone I would vote for and will next time I vote. I never miss voting but I did this time because I just moved to Milford recently and need more facts about the candidates than what I read in the papers or listen to on the radio. I just happen to love this country and its people as my ancestors did, mainly because we have Veterans and others who gave so much to preserve our values as handed to us by our founding fathers (two of whom have a special place on my family tree). Servicemen and women don't get enough credit or gratitude for their unselfish acts of heroism - no matter where or with who they served. God bless them all!


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