Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Sunday, 19 May 2024
Stamford, Connecticut
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 Stamford Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony  Sunday, 19 May @ 11:30 am (muster) 
 Westhill High School Memorial Day Ceremony Thursday, 23 May @ 9:00 am
 Stamford High School Memorial Day Ceremony  Friday, 24 May @ 9:15 am
 Memorial Day Mass at TBD TBD
 New Canaan Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Monday, 27 May @ 9:00  am (muster)
11:00 to 11:30 am - Assemble for the Memorial Day Parade. Starting point for the parade is North and Bedford St. A trolley will be available ahead of the parade at Veterans Memorial Park to take veterans to the assembly point. The VFW Trailer will NOT be available. For those who cannot walk the parade, the Cove Island tram is available. Parking is available for free at the Stamford Town Center level 3 (mall and easiest access to the park). Also you can park for free at the city parking garages at Bell Street and Bedford/Broad Street.
Parade Route
A trolley will be available for veterans with pick up on Atlantic St next to Veterans Memorial Park. The shuttle will run from 11:00 am to 11:30 am to take veterans to the parade start on Bedford and North St.

12:00 pm - Parade step off starting at North and Bedford Streets. at Latham Park, proceeds south on Bedford St, across Broad Street, south on Atlantic St to Veterans Memorial Park. The Grand Marshal Al Koproski, U.S. Army Veteran.

1:00 pm - Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial park. Actual start time will be contingent on the ending of the Parade. Folding chair seats will be available to veterans who do not wish to sit on the built in park seating. A port-a-john will be available at the parade start and at the park. Check the Stamford Advocate for event advertising and articles in the next few days. The city has a webpage dedicated to the parade and ceremony here. Check as things may change.
Grand Marshal

Alexander R. Koproski

Al was born in Stamford's South End in1934 and attended Holy Name of Jesus School and St. Basil's Preparatory High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served from 1955 to 1957. After initial training at Ft. Bliss, El Paso TX he was assigned to Ft. Wadsworth, Staten Island NY at as a Teller and Plotter during the Russian Cuban Crisis.


Al has been active in the Catholic Community and is a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of the Order of Malta. He served as president of Holy Name Athletic Club many years and dedicating himself to promoting Little League Baseball to the children in Poland and Eastern Europe.  He has been honored by the Polish Government with one if their highest awards by the past two presidents of Poland.


Al is past president of the Stamford Old Timers, founder of the American Center of Polish Culture in Washington DC and a trustee of the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  

After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he attended Tri State University where he met his wife, Patricia. They have four children, Lisa, Susan, Gregory & Beth, 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Keynote Speaker - Peter Galgano, Jr.

Past Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshals

Joseph Vasta, Aviation Machinist's Mate
Petty Officer Third Class, United States Navy
 2022  James Lyles, Sergeant, United State Army