Scenes from today’s Westport Fire Department Memorial Day ceremony. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos
Saturday, March 02, 2024
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today honored retired firefighter Denis Duffy with a commendation on his appearance at his 50th Fire Department Memorial Day ceremony. He was among a number of firefighters recognized for their service at the annual ceremony. “I miss hanging out with the guys and hope to see you next year,” said Duffy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Despite cancellation of the Memorial Day parade, the Westport Fire Department Memorial Day observance went ahead as scheduled today. Town and fire leaders paid tribute to those who have given their lives in service to Westport and their country and thanked the 11 firefighters who are retiring from the department this year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Due to inclement weather, the annual Westport Memorial Day parade has been canceled.
Instead, a ceremony will be held in the Town Hall auditorium at 10 a.m.
It is the second consecutive year the parade has been canceled because of weather.
Before that, the last cancellation was in 2011.
Westport Town Hall, Public Schools, and Library are closed.
8 a.m. – Westport Fire Headquarters – annual Memorial Day ceremony
9 a.m. – Saugatuck Elementary School to Veterans Green – Westport Memorial Day Parade CANCELED
10 a.m. – Westport Town Hall—Memorial Day ceremony
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid” (last day)
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