Connecticut’s Governors Guards Spend Memorial Day Honoring America’s Fallen Heroes

The Connecticut Governors Guards (State Defense Force), embodying a deep sense of duty and respect, took to the streets with solemn pride in the North Haven, Branford and Avon Parades for Memorial Day. As the rhythmic cadence of their footsteps echoed through the towns, their presence served as a poignant reminder of the selfless sacrifice made by countless men and women. Reflecting upon these sacrifices, the words of George S. Patton Jr. resonate powerfully: “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.”

On Sunday, May 28th, the Connecticut Foot Guard, along with the North Haven community spent the day honoring those service members who gave that last full measure of devotion in service to their country. With hearts filled with gratitude, they acknowledged those who gave everything so that others could pursue their lives, liberty, and happiness. Bearing the weight of this collective appreciation, the 2nd Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard was honored to march in the North Haven Memorial Day Parade over the weekend. Under the warm sunshine and amidst the spirit of unity, they marched alongside fellow veterans, community members, and organizations, paying tribute to the fallen heroes who answered the call of duty.

Another beautiful day dawned on Monday, setting the stage for the Branford Memorial Day Parade. With unwavering determination, the Connecticut Foot Guard stepped forward, embodying the legacy of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. As they marched through the streets, a sense of solemnity mingled with pride, reminding all onlookers of the price of freedom. Together, they honored the courageous souls who laid down their lives in service to their country, a debt that can never be fully repaid but can always be remembered with deep gratitude and respect.

Amidst the rich tapestry of Memorial Day commemorations, the First Company Governor’s Horse Guards, a distinguished mounted unit, lent their majestic presence to the Avon, CT Memorial Day Parade. With their steeds, they carried forth a tradition that harkens back to a bygone era, embodying the noble spirit of remembrance and honor. As the rhythmic galloping of hooves echoed through the streets, the sight of these equestrian soldiers evoked a sense of awe and reverence among the spectators.

Video of The North Haven Parade:

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” ― George S. Patton Jr.
On this Memorial Day 2023 pause for a moment of reverence for those who sacrificed everything so that we may pursue our lives, liberty and happiness.
The 2nd Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard CT was honored to participate in the North Haven Memorial Day Parade this weekend.

Video of The Branford Parade:

Another beautiful day on Monday and an honor to participate in the Branford Memorial Day Parade 2023. Remembering and honoring all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

There is no other place we would rather be on Memorial Day Monday, than right here in our hometown, Avon CT.

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