Photo Challenge #231

Last weekend was the Memorial Day holiday. In honor of all the Westport service members who gave their lives, the Photo Challenge showed a plaque honoring PFC Michael Cherub. He was killed during World War II, when he was 26 years old.

I gave a hint: It’s not one of the memorials at Veterans Green, opposite Town Hall.

Sadly, only one person — Bob Grant knew where PFC Cherub’s plaque is.

Equally sad is the fact that — although it’s at VFW Post 399 — it’s mostly hidden behind the building, on the banks of the Saugatuck River.

Two other memorials are nearby. Perhaps it’s time to move them to a spot where more Westporters can see them. (Click here for the photo.)

This week’s image is not your garden variety Photo Challenge.

No — it’s a garden!

(Photo/Tom Lowrie)

If you know where in Westport you’d find this, click “Comments” below.

7 responses to “Photo Challenge #231

  1. Sylvan Ave house near Gilberti’s?

  2. Roberta Tager

    Could this be the former Chumnavetch hose on Beachwood Commons?

  3. Amy Schneider

    18 Sylvan Road S. across from Gilbertie’s

  4. Well done, Marion and Amy. This photo indeed comes from Sylvan Road South, by Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens. The road is well named!

  5. About the road being well named, I grew up on North Sylvan Road and there were not many trees on the first half mile. I used to wonder why it was called “sylvan” – you could get a sun tan walking down to the Post Road. Today most roads in Westport are tunnels of trees!

  6. Yes ! Dr Lippmann has a magical garden across from Gilbertie’s , where sylvan road splits .

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