Today is opening day for the Staples baseball team.
Who better to sing the national anthem than senior pitcher Jack Baylis?
It’s quite a day for him. After the game, he’ll hustle over to Southport’s Trinity Episcopal Church, to sing with Orphenians.
Plus, it’s Jack’s 18th birthday.
1st inning action: Newtown (at bat) against Staples.
Crowds seemed a bit thin for today’s Memorial Day parade — but that could have been because nearly everyone in Westport was marching.
Here’s the “06880” view:
Grand marshal Bob Satter — age 90, and a World War II vet — has a smile and a story for everyone.
Other veterans follow, in very cool cars.
The Carpenter family welcomes guests to their 1877 home, near the end of the parade route on Myrtle Avenue.
1st Selectman Jim Marpe, in his 1st parade as town leader. Behind him are State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, 3rd Selectman Helen Garten and 2nd Selectman Avi Kaner.
Yesterday, Bill Meyer was in the hospital. Today — wearing his Sunrise Rotary gear — he rides in the parade.
The Sweet Frog mascot is not a veteran.
Ted Diamond and his wife Carol, on Veterans Green before the ceremony. Ted — now 96, and the 2007 grand marshal — flew 50 missions during World War II.
This sign on the parade route says it all.
Staples junior Jack Baylis sings “America the Beautiful” at the ceremony on Veterans Green.