For many, Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer, filled with barbecues and beaches...but it's important to take some time out to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday and pay respect to those who fought and died while serving their country to protect the freedoms that Americans enjoy.
On Sunday, May 29th the Byram Veteran's Association held their annual Memorial Day parade. The weather was perfect and the turnout was enthusiastic in their observance of what this weekend is all about.
This neighborhood parade is seeped in tradition and their goal is, first and foremost, to honor and recognize the contributions and sacrifices of veterans who have given their time and, sadly, their lives defending our country.
Click on any image below for a larger view - Photos by Pam Grunow!
Following the parade, a ceremony was held at the Byram-Shubert Library. Notable speakers included Byram War Veterans Commander Donald Hensley, First Selectman, Peter Tesei, State representatives, Michael Boccino and Livvy Floren.
The national anthem was performed by Kim DiMarco, an Army soldier born and raised in Greenwich.
A wreath ceremony and flag raising capped off the event.
Gallery photos by Pam Grunow.