Betsy Kravitz celebrates Memorial Day, on South Compo Road…
… and with hands over hearts, a socially distanced crowd heart Gettysburg College junior Sophia Bookas play “Taps” this afternoon, at Saugatuck Sweets…
… while not far away, Lt. Ryan B. Weddle of the US Naval Reserves and his sons John and Ben — Cub Scouts, and Greens Farms Elementary School students — decorated veterans’ graves at Christ & Holy Trinity Cemetery.
They honored Joseph J. Clinton, who died in France during World War I, and for whom the local VFW Post 399 is named for, as well as John H. Darrow, 28th Connecticut Volunteers, who was killed in Baton Rouge during the Civil War.
Lt. Weddle and his sons also placed US and Navy flags at Westport’s World War I and World War II memorials, at Veterans Green.
Heartfelt appreciation to Chris of Saugatuck Sweets for arranging the Social Distance gathering in the open area between The Welk and Saugatuck Sweets. Sophia put her all in her playing of Taps,,,,truly a moving experience!!!
Thank you, John and Ben, for honoring our fallen heroes. You did a good deed today. Your Cub Scout troupe will be proud of you!
I’m surprised the boys aren’t wearing masks esp in Westport 😳
THANKS TO ALL!
Great photos and fantastic spirit – we all need this. Thanks everybody!