Westport’s Memorial Day parade seems timeless.
I don’t know when it began — perhaps in 1868, when “Decoration Day” first honored Civil War veterans — but anyone now alive who grew up here has strong memories of the downtown tradition.
The route changes. So do businesses along the way. And of course, fashions.
But — as these photos (courtesy of David Barton) show — Memorial Day in Westport always draws a crowd.