Memorial Day Parade Marshals Announced
Scott D. Jackson and the Hamden Veterans Commission are proud to
announce the selection of Hamden residents Joe Myjak and Dave Lewis
as Grand Marshals for the 78th
Annual Memorial Day Parade.
Myjak is a WWII Veteran who was part of the D-Day invasion on June 6,
1944 and will be returning to France in two weeks to commemorate the
anniversary of this historic event. He also saw action at the Battle
of the Bulge and says with all his military service he never sees
himself as a hero. Joe received the French Medal of Honor from
Presidents Obama and Sarkozy. He is always available to talk with
Hamden students about WWII.
Lewis spent 28 years in the military serving both in the Navy and
Army as a medic. He was stationed in various places around the world
including Guam and Bosnia. He has received numerous medals and
commendations from both branches for his merit, service and conduct.
He is presently a member of Hamden’s C.E.R.T. team and the
Veterans’ Commission and works at West Haven Veterans’ Hospital.
Parade begins at 10 A.M. from Hamden High School and travels down
Dixwell Avenue to the reviewing stand in front of the Government
Center. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 A.M. at the Veterans’
Monument in front of the Hamden Middle School.