The sun is still shining. The grills are still smoking. The holiday spirit lingers in Westport — especially after months of rain and cool weather.
As always, Memorial Day was a time of mixed emotions: a celebration of the country our military has always protected so well, and honors for those who gave their lives so we could have this celebration.
Here’s one more look at Memorial Day in Westport.
The Bedford and Coleytown Middle School bands combined this year. Hundreds of young musicians sounded great — and very together! (Photo/Sarah Tamm)
Bill Vornkahl directed the parade — as he has for the past 48 years. It’s not a Westport Memorial Day without him. (Photo/Carmine Picarello)
The reviewing stand. Grand Marshal Nick Zeoli is at far right. (Photo/Dan Woog)
World War II veteran and Grand Marshal Nick Zeoli — 96 years young — delivers the Memorial Day address. (Photo/Carmine Picarello)
Today’s theme was “Thank a Veteran.” These vets posed proudly … (Photo/Dan Woog)
… as did these 2 Navy veterans: from France (left) and the US. (Photo/Dan Woog)
Memorial Day fashion. (Photo/Carmine Picarello)
Staples High School senior Nick Rossi sings “America the Beautiful.” At the end of the ceremony, he played a mournful “Taps” on his trumpet. (Photo/Dan Woog)