Memorial Day 2022 — Gallery #3

Today’s Memorial Day parade route wound from Riverside Avenue and the Post Road to Myrtle Avenue. It ended by Town Hall, with an important ceremony of remembrance.

Here is “06880”‘s third set of photos, from Myrtle and  Veterans Green.

The Carpenters’ house on Myrtle Avenue evokes the Memorial Day spirit. (Photo/Dan Woog)

A proud veteran. (Photo/Ted Horowitz)

Tim Harmon has a ringside seat. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Once again, the Y’s Men’s float won “Best Overall.” It saluted Francis Scott Key, and the “Star-Spangled Banner.” (photo/Dan Woog)

After years of marching, former 1st Selectman Jim Marpe enjoys the parade from the sidelines — with his grandson. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Police Chief Foti Koskinas (right) and Deputy Chief Sam Arciola flank honorary police officer Dylan Curran. (Photo/Dan Woog)

A large flag earns a spot of honor. (Photo/Ted Horowitz)

Staples High School percussionist Witt Lindau. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Grand marshal Jean Wells turns 105 years young today. The crowd serenaded her with “Happy Birthday.” (Photo/Ted Horowitz)

World War II veteran Ted Diamond is 105 on July 3. He was only the 2nd oldest servicemember at the parade. (Photo/Ted Horowitz)

Leonard Everett Fisher will be 98 next month. He was the 3rd oldest World War II veteran today. Like Ted Diamond, he still fits into his uniform. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Bill Vornkahl has organized and run Westport’s Memorial Day celebration for 5 decades. He is truly “Mr. Parade.” (Photo/Ted Horowitz)

The Staples High School Band performs a medley of armed forces songs. (Photo/Dan Woog)

The Honor Guard includes members of several different wars. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Athena Ploumis Bradley and her husband arrived too late for the ceremony. But her patriotic look summed up the day. (Photo/Dan Woog)

3 responses to “Memorial Day 2022 — Gallery #3

  1. patrick j kennedy jr

    Dan & Ted : Thank you as always, you hit it out of the park!

    Athena Ploumis Bradley, sadly missed the ceremony as you know, trying to pick out the right outfit and makeup. She looks magnificent!!

  2. Athena looks terrific!

  3. This is fantastic – such great memories came back. And hello Bill Vornkahl! That parade IS Westport. Thanks so much for this. (Also reminded me that it’s hot somewhere, as I sit in a flannel shirt and pule jacket in Montana).

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