THANK YOU to ALL the men and women who served our country and defended our liberty.
Join us this Monday, May 29, 2017 to HONOR the memory of those that did not return.
Memorial Day Parade - Canceled
A ceremony — including a speech by grand marshal and World War II veteran Ed Vebell — is set for 10 a.m., in the Town Hall
"Honoring Veterans Now and Forever"
Ed Vebell, legendary illustrator-photographer has been named the Grand Marshal of this year’s Westport Memorial Day parade. Vebell, a World War II Army sergeant, was the key artist in Europe and North Africa for Stars & Stripes, the American newspaper reporting on matters affecting the U.S. Armed Forces. He was also the only artist allowed to cover the 1945, post-war Nuremberg, Germany war trials, which prosecuted members of the Nazi leadership.
Vebell also rode with the cavalry in Algiers, was an Olympic fencer, and upon his return statewide, drew for a number of national magazines and newspapers.