But he will not reconsider allowing members of the group to march in Monday's parade after its application was rejected recently.
"We are just giving them a time out because of what happened the last two years and I explained that to them," Wrinn said Wednesday afternoon.
"I told them I felt that we were ambushed last year when they came to the end of the parade and started screaming slogans, like `Health care, not warfare.' What does that have to do with the parade, or our veterans? That is absolutely political."
People for a Peaceful Tomorrow is a local group, formed originally by local Quakers, but joined by other people without any faith group affiliation.
PPT members serve the nation's veterans and members of its armed forces by giving a voice to those veterans and service members who seek to observe Memorial Day by recognizing a shared aspiration for a future without war. People for a Peaceful Tomorrow includes combat and noncombat veterans.
"Their contact person who sent us the application has apologized on the phone to me and Karen Lyons," Wrinn said. "She said this year I will make sure no one has any inappropriate banners and I will make sure nothing is said at the reviewing stand, acknowledging that both happened."
Wrinn pointed out that the rules are plain and clear on the Memorial Day parade application -- no political statements, oral or visual, are allowed.
"It's horrible that we have to ask anyone not to be in the parade. We've had them there for five years. We don't' have a problem with them being there. We have a problem with what they did. We aren't banning them from our parade, we are giving them a timeout for a year to think about it."
On a positive note, Wrinn pointed out Norwalkers can expect a very large parade this year, including 15 floats, nine bands, 2,250 marchers, nine horses and a flyover.
"One small group of 15 people won't affect us one way or another, unless they become disruptive. And then a small group changes the tone of the parade and I want them to understand you can't do it," Wrinn said.
Woody Schempp, a member of PPT, said the group has nothing but respect for veterans and that it just wants to start a dialogue on Memorial Day that focuses attention away from war and its propagation.
"The NVMC never notified us in writing with a list of complaints or made any attempt to discuss the complaints with us either. That would have been helpful," Schempf said.