THANKS TO THE 3,000 MARCHERS AND THE
THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS AT THE 2013 PARADE!!!
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014.
2013 Parade Grand Marshals (left
to right): Frank
Alvarado of East Haven; Major Linda Cunha of Newington; Chandler J. Howard of
Farmington; Samuel Jacobellis of Danbury; and Daniel J. McHale of Avon.
Retired Master Sergeant Frank Alvarado of East Haven, a
veteran of the U.S.
Army and Connecticut Air National Guard, and currently the U.S. Small Business
Administration’s Senior Area Manager for Greater Bridgeport and the SBA’s
Veterans Officer for Connecticut;
· Major Linda Cunha of Newington, who commanded the Connecticut Army National
Guard’s 142d Area Support Medical Company. The veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan currently
serves as Executive Officer of the 118th Multifunctional Medical Battalion in
· Retired Staff Sergeant Chandler J. Howard of
a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam as a Helicopter Crew Chief, and today
is the President and CEO of Connecticut’s Liberty Bank;
Retired Sergeant Samuel Jacobellis of Danbury, a member of the Greater
Danbury Area Korean War Veterans Association who served in the U.S. Army. This
year is especially poignant for Jacobellis and his
fellow Korean War vets as America is observing 60 years since the end of that
Retired Brigadier General (CT) Daniel J. McHale of Avon, a U.S. Army
and Connecticut Army National Guard veteran who served in various capacities
over the past 45 years. He is the State’s Transition Assistance Advisor, for
veterans and active military and their families. He co-chairs the OIF/OEF/OND
Military Support Coalition and is Connecticut chapter President of the Association of the U.S.