Local veteran Walter McCurdy to serve as grand marshal for Memorial Day parade in Darien

Walter McCurdy, a Brooklyn native, joined the Navy out of high school. (5/23/14)

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.

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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.

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