Town readies for Labor Day

>Milford parade is largest in state

MILFORD – The town’s Labor Day parade is the biggest in the state, and this year it will be even bigger, ending with a col­lege fair at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

College representa­tives and recruiters from all branches of the armed forces will offer information to students and their parents at 1 VFW Way.

College and school councilor will be there, as well as representa­tives from the ROTC and military scholarship programs. There will be food and entertainment for younger children and families.

Admission to the event is free.

This year’s parade theme is education, and on Monday, Sept. 5, marchers will step off from the high school at 1 p.m. and head to the Oval for a ceremony on the steps of Town Hall to honor emergency work­ers and those in military service. Those in atten­dance will include the Milford fire, ambulance and police departments, state police, and other Homeland Security affili­ated departments.

There will also be local representatives of each of the armed forces.

The honorees will also be encouraged to join in formation behind the VFW Color Guard and march for the remainder of the parade to the VFW Post.

Gov. Maggie Hassan is the parade’s honorary grand Marshall, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte and guber­natorial candidate Ted Gatsas are expected to march.

The Milford VFW or­ganizes the parade and raises funds through con­tributions from the town, local businesses, organi­zations and private dona­tions

For more information, contact Steve Sears, post commander, Milford Vet­erans of Foreign Wars, at 325-3625 or email

Kathy Cleveland can be reached at 673-3100 or