Darien's Memorial Day Parade Committee has announced that the winners of the third annual Memorial Day Children's Drawing Contest are Caroline Ward, 7, and Julie McTigue, 10.

Caroline a first-grade student at Hindley Elementary School. As her entry for the Memorial Day Parade Children's Drawing Contest, Caroline drew a picture of a fire truck and people walking in the parade waving American flags.

Julie is in fourth-grade at Holmes Elementary School. Her drawing was of the American flag. When asked the significance of her drawing, Julie explained that she wanted to draw something that honored our country's soldiers and the symbol of the United States.

The contest encouraged Darien's youth to show their patriotism and reflect on the significance of Memorial Day by creating original drawings.

The winning artwork portrayed the children's spirit in an age-appropriate manner. In recognition of their efforts, both young artists have been invited to march alongside town officials in the parade on Monday.

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