Newtown Labor Day Parade

The Newtown Labor day parade has been held annually since September 3, 1962. It’s gotten bigger every year since the first parade saw an estimated 4,000 people line the streets. However, since it’s been just a little over eight months since the Sandy Hook School shootings, this parade was a bit more meaningful with the theme “We are Newtown – Marching Strong.”

The parade had the usual line-up of politicians, fire trucks, marching bands, with marchers throwing candy for the children, but the most touching for me was the Sandy Hook School float. The received applause throughout the route, and when they were announced while they passed the judging stand, fittingly they received a standing ovation.

The Sandy Hook Elementary School received applause a throughout the parade, and a standing ovation when they passed the judging station on Queen Street.

A woman marching with the Sandy Hook Elementary School float carried this sign along the route.

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