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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Threat of Rain for Memorial Day Parade

UPDATE Westport town officials announced early Monday that this year’s traditional Memorial Day parade has been canceled due to rain. WestportNow.com Image
A fife and drum corps marches into the Westport Town Hall auditorium in 2011, the last time bad weather forced cancellation of the Memorial Day parade, as Bill Vornkahl, president of the Veterans Council, watches. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Instead, there will be a 10 a.m. ceremony in the Town Hall auditorium—just as there was in 2011, the last time the parade was canceled due to weather.

Meanwhile, the Westport Fire Department will hold its own memorial service at 8 a.m. at Fire Headquarters, 515 Post Road East.

This is only the fifth time in the now 46-year tenure of parade organizer Bill Vornkhal that the Memorial Day parade has been canceled.

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Posted 05/29/16 at 02:08 PM  Permalink



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