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Memorial Day Weekend Walk to Support Veterans

by Philip R. Devlin

(May 27, 2022)—Jonathan Grasso, who graduated from Haddam Killingworth High School in 2017, will walk 22 miles through Haddam/Higganum on Sunday, May 29, 2022 to both raise funds for a scholarship in the name of Joseph Parmelee (a local Marine Corps veteran who died in December of 2021), and to bring awareness to suicides in the military. John lived in Killingworth until 2018, and currently lives in Higganum.

His Facebook Fundraising page (Haddam Veterans March For Suicide Prevention) says, “Some friends and I plan to march 22 miles to raise awareness about 22 veterans we lose every day to suicide. As a graduate of a military college, an enlisted infantryman, and with family members serving in the armed forces, this truly means a lot to me. Whether you donate $5 or $500 or even just spread the word about this fundraiser, every little bit helps and will help the veterans of our town. Thank you for your support.”

Links to the fundraising page can be found on John’s own Facebook page or on any of the Town of Haddam’s Facebook pages. Donations can easily be made online. Walkers will assemble at the Veterans Memorial in Higganum at 7:00 a.m. Sunday and may walk any part of the 22 mile hike.

Please consider supporting this worthy cause.

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