Chris Swan’s Grand Old (And New) Flag

On Monday, Chris Swan noticed the American flag flying over Luciano Park was in tatters.

The Staples Class of 1967 graduate went to Westport Hardware to buy a replacement.

Chris is a US Air Force veteran. His father was also a vet.

So was his father-in-law: Sam Luciano.

Yes, the same man — and beloved former Westport chief of police, who died far too young — whose name graces that Saugatuck park.

What a fine way for Chris to honor every Westport veteran.

We can’t all buy American flags today. But we can keep the service of all our veterans in our hearts, all day long.

Chris Swan holds the tattered American flag. Its replacement flies proudly over Luciano Park.

Chris Swan holds the tattered American flag. Its replacement flies proudly over Luciano Park.

 

11 responses to “Chris Swan’s Grand Old (And New) Flag

  1. Hugh F McCann Jr

    Nice job Chris!

  2. Thank you for taking your time to honor those who have given so much of themselves in service to our country.

  3. and I do, too

  4. Nancy Powers Conklin

    What a guy Chris is! I worked with him at Chubby’s back in the 60s and he was a great guy then too! And, thank you, Chris, for your service to our country.

  5. §Kudos to Chris on Veterans Day. . & All Honor to late/great “CHEEF Sam” whose “lead by example” career could reinvigorate nearly forgotten mantra: “Support Your Local Police.” s/Noel E. PARMENTEL Jr / USMC WW II

  6. Bonnie Scott Connolly

    Way to go Chris! And let’s hear it for the Class of ’67. Please give my regards to your sister-in-law Jo Luciano. Besides playing sports together at Staples, we played some golf together.

  7. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    “In Flanders fields the poppies blow…”

  8. Wonderful of you to replace the tattered flag, Chris. Thank you for your service to our country.

  9. Thank you Christopher Swan and your father and Samuel Luciano and all the Veterans.
    Sally Luciano