Veteran's Memorial Park
A service paying tribute to men and women whose lives were lost in service to the nation’s armed forces will take place after the Memorial Day parade on Veterans Green set for Monday, May 30. / File photo

WESTPORT — The town’s annual Memorial Day parade and tribute service will take place Monday, May 30.

The parade will step off at 9 a.m.

The line of march will start near Saugatuck Elementary School on Riverside Avenue, heading north. The procession will turn right onto Post Road West and cross the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge, turning left on Myrtle Avenue, past a reviewing stand in front of Town Hall. The parade then turns left onto Main Street and ends at Parker Harding Plaza.

Immediately following the parade, a service will take place on Veterans Green, paying tribute to the fallen from the nation’s armed services, according to William Vornkahl, president of the Westport Veterans Council.

If cancellation of the parade is forced by inclement weather, the Memorial Day service will take place at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall auditorium.

2022 Memorial Day service

Master of ceremonies: Tom Dubrosky, VFW Post 399 

Invocation: Rev. Heather A.M. Sinclair, of the  United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston 

Pledge of Allegiance: Joan Avon, president of VFW 399 Auxiliary 

National anthem: Nicholas Rossi, soloist 

Welcome address: Fire Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker

Introduction of Grand Marshal Jean Wells

Placing of memorial wreath: VFW Post 399 and American Legion Post 63 

Firing detail: Westport Police Department 

Taps: Staples Band buglers Deneil Betfarhad and Delaney McGee 

Logan’s Order: Staples High School Band 

Benediction: Rev. Sinclair

Parade line of march


Connecticut Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps

Westport Police Department

Westport Volunteer EMS

Grand Marshal Yeoman Jean Wells of the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS of World War II 


Dignitaries: Selectwomen, RTM members

Westport Community Band

Connecticut Veterans Honor Guard 

August Matthias Post 63, American Legion

Joseph J. Clinton Post 399, Veterans of Foreign Wars

VFW Auxiliary 399 float

Knapp military vehicle


Nash Drum Corps

Westport Fire Department

Y’s Men Westport/Weston

Westport Little League

AA Softball, Peaches

Staples High School Marching Band

Staples Tuition Grants 

Westport Soccer Association 

Coleytown/Bedford Middle School Bands combined

Westport Woman’s Club

St. Paul Christian School


Knights of Columbus of Westport

Suzuki Music School

Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts of America 

Builders Beyond Borders 

Westport Public Works Department 

Sustainable Westport 

Westport Sunrise Rotary 

Col. John Chester Fife & Drum Corps 

Girl Scouts of Connecticut of Westport

United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston

My Team Triumph

Westport Rotary Club

League of Women Voters of Westport

Junior Colonial Fife and Drum Corps of Westbrook