DARIEN - The town of Darien will hold a parade on Monday remembering the men and women who gave their lives for this country. The ceremony's grand marshal is a local decorated war veteran.

Walter McCurdy, a Brooklyn native, joined the Navy out of high school. He served in World War II and the Korean War. He then started a successful business career.

McCurdy says that the Memorial Day holiday serves as an important reminder about sacrifice.

McCurdy also credits his time in the service for putting him on the path to success.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Monday morning.