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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)

Memorial Day 2022 — Gallery #2

Here’s the second batch of photos from today’s great parade.

A third set — including the very moving ceremony on Veterans Green — will come in a few hours. Right now, I’m heading to one of the many parties in town. I’m off the clock!

A bird’s-eye view of the 2022 Memorial Day parade. (Drone photo/Charlie Scott)

No, this truck was not part of the parade. Minutes before the start, it stalled on Riverside Avenue. The parade kicked off right on time, though. (Photo/Frank Rosen)

Whether the Sunrise Rotary Club asked for a color-coordinated vehicle to advertise their upcoming Duck Race is unclear. But it sure looks cool. (Photo/Mark Mathias)]

The Bedford and Coleytown Middle School bands marched together. They sounded great! (Photo/Janette Kinnally)

Cub Scouts hold a giant flag, as they round Riverside Avenue onto the Post Road. (Photo/Swapna Podlich)

For as long as this car has been around, youth sports teams have been part of Westport’s Memorial Day parade. (Photo/Eric Roth)

Ava Bierman enoys the parade with her dad, Bryan.

Seeing this crowd watching from above Capuli restaurant reminded Russell Sherman of his days as a kid here. Youngsters watched from atop buildings on the Post Road and — when the route went another way — Main Street. (Photo/Russell Sherman)

 

The RTM is supposed to announce all upcoming meetings. So this may have been illegal. But it sure was fun. Other RTM members marched with the Suzuki Band; League of Women Voters; Rotary Clubs; soccer, baseball and lacrosse teams — and probably others. (Photo/Will Haskell)

Play ball! (Photo/Keri Stedman)

The ballot measure promoted by the League of Women Voters would permit early voting in Connecticut. (Photo/Pam Washburn)

The end of a long parade. (Photo/Shobana Mari)

Memorial Day: We Remember

The photo below shows the World War II memorial on Veterans Green, across from Westport Town Hall, where a ceremony takes place after today’s parade (approximately 10:30 a.m.). Other monuments there honor veterans of other wars.

If you’ve been to a Memorial Day ceremony on Veterans Green, you know how meaningful and powerful it is. If you’ve never been: make this the year.