Over the weekend, the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department hosted their lively and deeply meaningful Memorial Day Parade.
There were flags galore. Classic cars with bright, shiny paint. Music. A large number of veterans - including Philip J. Giordano, a WWII Veteran of the US Army. And crowds of patriotic-minded residents lining both sides of Sound Beach Avenue, taking time out from their holiday weekend to gather with their neighbors and pay honor to those brave Americans who gave their lives for our country and our freedom.
Many community organizations marched in the parade. Greenwich Police Department. Greenwich EMS and their Explorer Post. The Greenwich Volunteer Fire Companies. The Sound Beach Community Band. Garden Club of Old Greenwich. White Tiger Tae Kwon Do. Junior League of Greenwich. Daisy Troop 50257. North Mianus Brownie Troop 50114. St. Saviour's School of Dance. OGRCC Cycling Club. And so many more...
This year, as in years past, participants in the 97th edition of the parade marched down Sound Beach Avenue towards Binney Park and gathered for a brief ceremony reminding us all that the true duty of Americans on this day of reflection and gratitude is to honor, in meaningful remembrance, the many service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Living Greenwich photographer Pam Grunow captured a gallery of photos from the event.
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Photos by Pam Grunow.