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Viewfinder: Governor's Horse Guards Honor Fallen Soldiers

The group holds its annual memorial service.

The held its annual memorial service on Sunday to commemorate their comrades and all fallen solders.

The First and Second Company Governor's Horse Guards, the Foot Guard and Color Guard were part of the ceremony.

The Avon company has 43 enlisted people and 30 retired, and the Second Company in Newtown has about the same enrollment. It has been operating since 1778, and is the oldest continuously operated cavalry unit in the nation.

The horse guards will be marching in the Avon Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m. on May 31. The parade starts at the Towpath Annex on Simsbury Road, stops at the to honor fallen veterans, and passes through Old Farms Road and Columbus Circle to the to "honor their departed veterans." The parade continues on Route 44 and ends at the Veterans Memorial at Avon Park South.

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