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Monday, May 31, 2004

Honoring Westport’s Soldiers

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) photo


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Memorial Day Parade Was Largest Ever

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) photo


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Spotting a Familiar Face

Spotting a familiar face in today’s Westport Memorial Day parade brought shrieks of delight to these onlookers. photo


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Staples Band Plays On

The Staples High School band was among several bands in today’s Westport Memorial Day parade.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Everyone Loves a Parade

Everyone loves a parade, even Westport’s four-legged citizens who lined the parade route of today’s Memorial Day march. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Westport Firefighters Carry Flag Flown in Iraq

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) photo


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Westport Selectpersons Greet Crowd

Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell and Selectman Carl Leaman wave to today’s Memorial Day crowds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  Julia Mally for


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World War II Vets Get Big Hand

The World War II vets got a big hand from today’s Memorial Day parade watchers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Westport Police Honor Guard on Parade

The Westport Police Department honor guard was one of the first units in today’s Memorial Day parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  Emily Laux Roche for


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Salute from the Air

A military jet flies over today’s Westport Memorial Day parade in salute. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)  Julia Mally for


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Old Fire Engine Always a Favorite

One of Westport’s old fire engines, always a crowd favorite, makes the turn at Myrtle Avenue during today’s Memorial Day Parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Martha Stewart Reportedly Seeking Community Service Deal

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.

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Westport Fire Memorial Day Parade Unit Carries Flag Flown in Iraq

Firefighters carry flag flown in Iraq in today’s parade. 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.


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Words from a Vet

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) photo


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Sharing a Laugh

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) photo


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