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We Love A Parade!

Perfect weather. Perfect people. A perfect way and day to honor all who serve. (Click or hover over photos to enlarge.)

Cub Scouts amuse themselves while waiting for the parade to begin. (Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

The Bedford Middle School band has plenty of pep as the parade rounds the first corner. (Photo/Fred Cantor)

Remembering MIAs and POWs, in front of National Hall. (Photo/Kim Lake)

It’s not a parade without a fife and drum corps… (Photo/Kim Lake)

…meanwhile, Westport may be the only town with dozens of Suzuki violins in its Memorial Day parade. (Photo/Dayle Brownstein)

There’s more than one way to enjoy Westport’s Memorial Day parade. (Photo/Ed Hulina)

CLASP salutes America’s veterans. (Photo/Dayle Brownstein)

Go Mariners! (Photo/Dayle Brownstein)

You can’t watch the parade without caffeine. (Photo/Ed Hulina)

Generations of Americans have fought and died so that we all have free speech. (Photo/Bruce Haymes)

The Coleytown Middle School band… (Photo/Bruce Haymes)

…and the Falcons. (Photo/Bruce Haymes)

It’s a yearly tradition: The Y’s Men win the “Best Float” competition. They did it again this time, portraying Japan’s surrender to Gen. MacArthur. (Photo/Jeff Schon)

Grand marshal and World War II vet Bruce Allen. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Sam and Sharon Carpenters’ Myrtle Avenue home: the quintessential Memorial Day view. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Westport’s finest. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Westport’s other finest: our politicians. (Photo/Dan Woog)

TEAM Westport marched in the parade — and had fans along the way. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Today was a day for family and friends… (Photo/Dan Woog)

…and for honoring all who served. (Photo/John Hartwell)

Proud veterans Leonard Everett Fisher, Bob Satter and Tony Esposito. (Photo/Linda Smith)

Bill Vornkahl — organizer of 45 Memorial Day parades — and 3 Girl Scout Daisies recite the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo/Dan Woog)

The honor guard salutes America’s fallen servicemembers. (Photo/Ted Horowitz)

“Taps” — the echo. (Photo/Dan Woog)

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