No, the fix is not in.
The Y’s Men are just that good.
Every year since Edward T. Bedford built the Westport YMCA*, the gung-ho group of nearly 400 retired and semi-retired men has won the Memorial Day Best Float competition.
The tradition continued this year.
The 2019 parade theme was “Thank a Veteran.” The Y’s Men took it one step further, thanking Merchant Marines — the “unsung heroes” of World War II — for their service.
If you were at the parade, you know how great the float was.
If you weren’t, you missed another great tribute, from men who are members of — or close to — the Greatest Generation.
Whether you were there or not, enjoy this video, created by Y’s Man Sal Mollica. It’s a quick look at the float’s creators, its construction, and the proud part it played in Westport’s Memorial Day parade.
*Or maybe it just seems that way.