Pat Parlette - 2019 Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade

Color photos courtesy of Cyndee Rogers

Pat attended Darien (Connecticut) High School, where she was the first girl drum major they had ever had. In 1943, she led the Darien High School band at the Darien railroad station saluting departing recruits. The same year, she graduated with the first class of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Seventy-six years later, Pat was chosen to be the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Darien Memorial Day Parade.

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2019 Grand Marshal


Pat with her State Representative and Town Board of Selectmen


With the Darien Police Color Guard.


At the Noroton Fire House with The Pipes and Drums of the New York State Courts.


Riding in a beautiful 1953 Packard convertible - a chariot fit for a queen.


Cyndee Rogers with her husband, Pat, past chief of Noroton Fire Department; and their oldest grandchild, Samantha (future Grand Marshal).