Brookfield Township and the Brookfield Rotary Club will hold their traditional Memorial Day observance May 29 in Brookfield Center and at Brookfield Township Cemetery.
The event opens at 10 a.m. with a parade that runs from Grove Street to Route 7 and into the cemetery. Veterans or vets groups that would like to march in the parade can meet with parade organizers at 9:30 a.m. on Grove Street near Brookfield Public Library. Transportation will be provided if needed.
The guest speaker will be Larry Kremis of Masury, an army specialist fourth class who was drafted in October 1966 and discharged in October 1968. Kremis owned Brookside Travel in Brookfield with his wife, Carol, from 1984-94, and is a former member and president of the Rotary Club.
The observance also will include a reading of the names of veterans who have died since last Memorial Day, the raising of the flag, the reading of poems and music by the Brookfield High School Band.
Brookfield Township Volunteer Fireman’s Auxiliary will hold a luncheon in the township social hall, 774 Route 7, immediately after the observance.
At 12:30 p.m., a dedication will be held to rename the Trumbull County No. 10 Bridge on Warren Sharon Road, east of Yankee Run Golf Course, as Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge. The renaming, which will take place at the bridge, will honor Marine Lance Cpl. Mcarthur Coleman; Army Staff Sgt. Martin Walker Jr.; and Army Pfc. Paul E. Good, all of whom had Brookfield/Masury ties and died in the war.