Alderman Vetro will be grand marshal of Veterans Day Parade Sunday

Nov 08, 2018 290

Milford’s Veterans Day Parade will be Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in downtown Milford. The grand marshal and keynote speaker will be Phil Vetro. Vetro joined the Marine Corps in January 1968, and was stationed on Parris Island, S.C., and went to Camp Lejeune, N.C., for advanced infantry training.

He was then sent overseas, serving in Okinawa, Japan, in major support of the Vietnam War. Vetro came home and was subsequently elected to the Planning & Zoning Board, and served as chairman of that board. He was then elected to the Board of Aldermen, where he has served for five terms in various capacities, including minority leader, majority leader, as well as chairman for six years. Vetro is currently on the board of directors for the United Way of Milford, and was chosen to be the Italian American of the Year in 2014.

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