Westport Town Hall, Schools, and Library are closed 8 a.m. – Westport Fire Headquarters, 515 Post Road East – annual Memorial Day service 9 a.m. – Riverside Avenue to Parker-Harding Plaza – Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover … “
Here is the is the “Line of March” for Monday’s Memorial Day Parade. The number next to each unit corresponds to numbers on the river side of Riverside Avenue. The numbers start at Saugatuck Elementary School.
All units must be in position by 8:15 a.m. for the official 9 a.m. start. The parade will go along Riverside Avenue, turn east at the Post Road and cross the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge to Myrtle Avenue where it will turn left, continue past Town Hall and end at Main Street.
There will be a memorial ceremony on Veterans Green following the parade. .
Unit commanders are asked to keep pace with the unit in front. Throwing of anything to the parade watchers is prohibited and any violators will be asked to leave the parade.
Westport’s Lone Pine Lane was closed off late today for a neighborhood block party. Invitations went out to households on Lone Pine, Tamarac, Juniper, Gorham, and Compo. Road North. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Neighbors in the Lone Pine Lane area of Westport today held a block party to get to know each other better and to celebrate Memorial Day. Attractions included games for kids and visits from a melted cheese vendor and an ice cream truck. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Saugatuck Congregational Church members today planted 300 flags representing the Nigeria kidnapped girls. Each flag has the name of one of the missing girls. The flags were being planted on the front lawn of the church on Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
Members of Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church today planted 300 flags on the front lawn of the church on Post Road East to express support for 300 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo