Monday, May 31, 2004
Staples High School senior Kevin Walker (r) plays taps as veterans lay a wreath during today’s Memorial Day ceremony at Westport’s Veterans Green. See more photos below and on COMMUNITY page. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell addresses today’s Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Green. It followed a Memorial Day parade under sunny skies that was the largest in Westport’s history. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Spotting a familiar face in today’s Westport Memorial Day parade brought shrieks of delight to these onlookers. WestportNow.com photo
The Westport Fire Department Memorial Day parade marchers today carried an American flag flown over Baghdad during the war in Iraq. The flag, behind the larger one carried by the department’s honor guard, was signed by members of a Marine battalion, one of whom has since been killed in action. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Westport’s Martha Stewart is reportedly seeking to do community service work teaching poor women to start their own businesses, in exchange for a shorter stint behind bars.
Stewart has offered to perform 1,000 hours of community work with Women’s Venture Fund, a New York-based non-profit organization, Newsweek magazine reported.
Stewart was convicted March 5 on one charge of conspiracy, one charge of obstruction of justice and two charges of making false statements to investigators.
She has a June 17 sentencing hearing and could face 10 to 16 months in prison.
Firefighters carry flag flown in Iraq in today’s parade. WestportNow.com photo Today’s Westport Memorial Day parade included an American flag of special significance a flag flown over Baghdad during the war in Iraq.
The Westport Fire Department gave the flag an honored place directly behind the department’s honor guard.
Assistant Chief Chris Ackley received the flag from his nephew, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Edward Ackley serving with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines based at Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.
The flag at the time of delivery was signed by all the members of Ackley’s platoon.
Unfortunately, since the delivery date, one of the members who had signed the flag was killed in the line of duty, Chris Ackley said.
The Marine died in an incident in the city of Fallujah, where insurgent activity has been especially active.
The flag will be placed on public display at fire headquarters to honor all the men and women who have served in both peace and war.
Clayton Chalfant, 80, a World War II vet and grand marshall of this year’s Westport Memorial Day parade, delighted the crowd with his formal and informal remarks today at Veteran’s Green. Among those watching were (l to r) Paula Castiglia, Selectman John Izzo and First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell shares a laugh with Memorial Day parade Grand Marshal Clayton Chalfant during today’s parade. With them are Selectman Carl Leaman and former Selectman Betty Lou Cummings. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
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