Memorial Day began in Greenwich with a solemn ceremony led by the American Legion, Greenwich Post 29, at Indian Harbor Yacht Club. This included remembrances of the fallen heroes who dedicated their lives to our country over the years, with special mention of all men and women from Connecticut who have died while in service since September 11. The recognition was led by Christopher Hughes with Navy Capt. Mark Turner, director of the Naval Staff College in Newport, RI, as the primary speaker. Wreaths were placed on land and in the harbor.
Navy Captan Mark Turner at the podium
The day before Memorial Day, parades took place in Byram organized by the Byram Veterans Association and in Glenville led by the Ninth District Veterans Association. On May 25, the Sound Beach Fire Department held their annual Memorial Day parade down Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich.