|The Norwalk Veterans Memorial Committee is chartered by the The City of Norwalk to organize and manage major patriotic events within the local community. The three major annual events — the Memorial Day Parade (which is held each year on the third Monday in May), the ceremony at the Shea-Magrath Memorial, and the Veterans Day Ceremony — each described elsewhere on this site.
In past years, the NVMC has also sponsored essay contests (e.g.; D-Day commemoration, Vietnam Memorial replica visit), presented books to schools (The Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw), provided guest speakers to our schools, and honored several Norwalkers for their service to the local veterans' community. Each year, a contingent from the committee visits every cemetery to replace worn and tattered American flags.
As veterans, we strive to continue to serve our community, our comrades, and our great nation. We welcome requests for our services or suggestions about expanding them.
Second Company, Governor's Foot Guard, marching in the Norwalk Memorial Day Parade.