Selectmen secure flyover for parade

KENT — The Connecticut Air National Guard will be amping up the audio at this year’s Memorial Day parade.

A four-engine C-130 Hercules will make a low-altitude flyover during the parade, First Selectman Marty Lindemeyer announced at an April 24 Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting.

“The 103rd Airlift Wing of the Connecticut National Guard will be doing the overflight,” he said. “And they’ll be coming right down the center.”

Lindenmeyer said he expects the plane to be loud and it may fly below 2,000 feet. “They love it,” he added.

Lindenmeyer also announced changes to the Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Committee.

In addition to suggesting names to be added to town memorials, the committee will now oversee the maintenance and repair of monuments, conduct further research into town veterans for consideration to be added to the memorials, and help with planning of memorial services.

As a subcommittee of the BOS, all suggestions must be approved by the selectmen before the veteran’s committee can take any action.

During the April 24 meeting, BOS appointed Lindenmeyer to serve as the board’s representative on the committee. A veteran himself, the first selectman said he looks forward to contributing to the efforts involved in maintaining town memorials and organizing services.

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