This Memorial Day weekend the Town of Greenwich celebrated with a number of events, parades and of course – the highly anticipated Greenwich Town Party.
From Thursday’s return of the American flags to the David N. Theis Memorial Bridge between Riverside and Cos Cob - to the various ceremonies and parades honoring those from the community and around the nation that have served - Greenwich was adorned in a very patriotic red, white and blue.
The weekend’s marches - the Byram Veterans Association Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, the Glenville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Memorial Day Parade and Service and the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Day Parade in Old Greenwich all enjoyed great turnouts and strong community support.
The highlight of Mondays’ festivities may have been the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department Parade which, despite some temperamental weather, had a fantastic showing of local residents and an abundance of smiles along the parade route. As in years past, marchers strolled through downtown Old Greenwich and then congregated beside the Veterans Memorial Monument in Binney Park for a flag raising ceremony honoring veterans who served from the Town of Greenwich.
Photos by Living Greenwich photographer Pam Grunow:
Photos by Living Greenwich photographer Elizabeth Burnett:
A few of the groups participating in this year’s parade ranged from the distinguished members of our local police and volunteer fire departments, area Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Sound Beach Community Band, numerous youth sports teams and local clubs, various troops from the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies and other youth oriented groups from around town.
As always, we're certain you feel as good as we do about being part of a town where families, friends, business-owners, and local organizations all participate in these days of social togetherness and meaningful, thankful commemoration.
Photos by Pam Grunow and Elizabeth Burnett