Memorial Day Parade Decision To Be Made By 7 A.M. Monday

Westport’s public safety and Parks & Rec personnel are following the weather patterns closely. A final decision on whether or not to hold the Memorial Day parade will be announced by 7 a.m. tomorrow (Monday) morning.

If the parade is cancelled, the public is encouraged to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall at 10 a.m. Monday.

It's a yearly tradition: The Y's Men win the "Best Float" competition. They did it again last year, for their depiction of the Japanese surrender to Gen. MacArthur. They've worked long and hard on this year's float -- but the weather report may wash out all their hard work.

It’s a yearly tradition: The Y’s Men win the “Best Float” competition. They did it again last year, for their depiction of the Japanese surrender to Gen. MacArthur. They’ve worked long and hard on this year’s float — but bad weather may wash out all their hard work.

2 responses to “Memorial Day Parade Decision To Be Made By 7 A.M. Monday

  1. Diane Cady

    if it is cancelled, I have wondered why we don’t have it the next weekend?

  2. Suzanne Ford

    Thanks for posting the Y’s Men’s float from last year, Dan! My brother, Jeff Ford and I ride it every year. We’re 2 of Claire Ford’s kids–she supports 06880. Our Dad used to build award-winning floats for The Playhouse and when they had to cut floats out of their budget due to the renovations, the Y’s men asked him if he’d build floats for them. They used to build small floats to honor military personnel who lost their lives due to war and they’d never won an award. They started their winning tradition when my Dad started building their floats. He passed away in 2007 and the men decided to build a float in his honor…. and won Best Overall Float!! We portrayed the iconic photo of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima and I was so proud to ride the float with Jeff and our brother, Chris. The winning tradition has continued! <3