Today’s Memorial Day parade was the first in several years with beautiful weather.
Nearly everyone marched: police, firefighters, non-profit organizations, youth teams, Scouts, Suzuki violinists, a random pediatric dentist.
As usual — and as always deserved — the Y’s Men won the Best Float competition.
Here are a few scenes from today’s parade. More — plus images from the post-parade ceremony on Veterans Green — will be posted later today.
The start of the route, on Riverside Avenue, was swimming with Westport YMCA Water Rats. (Photo/Jodi Harris)
It doesn’t get more classic than this. (Photo/Doris Ghitelman)
Alex Merton — almost 3 — is captivated by a fife and drum corps. (Photo/Fred Cantor)
The theme of the parade was “Thank a Veteran.” This vet received many thanks … (Photo/Beth Devoll)
… as did this veteran … (Photo/Doris Ghitelman)
… and this. (Photo/Doris Ghitelman)
Page Englehart gives the thumb’s up to a float honoring servicemenbers. Her son Williiam — a Staples High School 2014 graduate — is in the Marine Corps. (Photo/Anne Hardy)
Suzuki violinists played “Turkey in the Straw.” (Photo/Burton Stuttman)
A Myrtle Avenue home honors the holiday. (Photo/Dan Woog)
Police Chief Foti Koskinas greets a young fan on the parade route. (Photo/Marshall Kiev)
Patriot and noted artist Miggs Burroughs marches with the Westport flag — designed, for Westport’s 150th birthday in 1986, by himself. (Photo/Beth Devoll)
The red, white and blue was evident in flags … (Photo/Doris Ghitelman)
… and everywhere else. This is RTM member Andrew Colabella.