Redding Memorial Day Parade honors parade organizer who died

For the first time in 35 years, the Memorial Day Parade in Redding paid special tribute to a non-veteran today. Veteran volunteer firefighter Marshall Sanford

REDDING - For the first time in 35 years, the Memorial Day Parade in Redding paid special tribute to a non-veteran today. Veteran volunteer firefighter Marshall Sanford organized and ran the parade for 35 years. But in April, he died of a heart attack while on the job.For Sanford's brother, who heads up the volunteer fire department, the tribute to Sanford after the event was as moving as it was meaningful. He says Sanford's legacy will be one of public service.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Authorities are working to return a homicide suspect 1 Authorities work to return homicide suspect to CT
INTERVIEWS: Deadly hit-and-run 2 INTERVIEWS: Deadly hit-and-run
Team of the Week: University of Bridgeport women's 3 Team of the Week: University of Bridgeport women's swimming
Police say the Amber Alert issued in several 4 Bridgeport police tout effectiveness of Amber Alert
The students, along with thousands of others across 5 Students raise money to help feed kids in need

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE