Sunday, March 03, 2024

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Honoring Veterans

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James Overton, 12, of Westport Boy Scout Troop 39 places flags at a grave of a veteran Saturday. Each year the troop has a tradition of assisting members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars with replacing old flags with new ones on veterans’ graves in time for Memorial Day. They replaced flags and checked each grave at Greens Farms and Assumption, Christ and Holy Trinity, and Willowbrook Cemeteries.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Marilyn Smith for WestportNow.com

Doing Their Duty

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Seven Boy Scouts from Troop 39 took part Saturday in helping replace flags at the graves of veterans at Westport cemeteries in advance of Memorial Day. Zach Bomes, 12, (l) and Kyle Degener, 11, both sixth graders at Bedford Middle School, were among them. Frank Ambrose of the Veterans of Foreign Wars said that he has replaced the flags in rain or shine to honor servicemen for more than 10 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Marilyn Smith for WestportNow.com

Spritzing in Westport’s Center

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Westport resident and painter Herm Freeman spent several hours today painting a scene of Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge from the �right bank� of the Saugatuck River. Freeman, an art teacher, paints with acrylics. He said his participation in the Westport Arts Center �From Studios to Street: Artists in Our Midst� celebration gave him a reason to paint outdoors for the first time in many years. He added, �It�s windy today, and so I have to keep spritzing my paints to keep them from drying, but I�m having fun.� (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com