jUNe Day Flags Fly on Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge
Westport flew the flags of the United Nations today on the newly named Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge to welcome visitors to town from the international body.
The annual jUNe day was begun by the late Westporter as part of her personal diplomacy efforts to break down barriers among peoples of different cultures and background.
The towns hospitality committee planned a day-long series of events for the visitors, including swimming, sports, and picnics.
Due to the large number of member states of the United Nations Җ 191 at the latest count town public works employees had to erect extra flagpoles in both parking plazas on the east side of the bridge to accommodate the overflow.
The bridge was named for Steinkraus Cohen by an act of the state legislature last month.