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Photos: Westport Residents Line The Streets To Enjoy Memorial Day Parade

The theme of this year's parade in Westport is remembering Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, as reflected in the flags.
The theme of this year's parade in Westport is remembering Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, as reflected in the flags. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
The parade's grand marshal, Leonard Fisher, a World War II veteran, waves from a convertible.
The parade's grand marshal, Leonard Fisher, a World War II veteran, waves from a convertible. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
This float commemorates the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the soldiers lost in that war.
This float commemorates the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the soldiers lost in that war. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
Westport students celebrate the many meanings of freedom.
Westport students celebrate the many meanings of freedom. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
Residents from all walks of life take part in the Memorial Day parade in Westport.
Residents from all walks of life take part in the Memorial Day parade in Westport. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
Cheerleaders hand out flags along the parade route in Westport.
Cheerleaders hand out flags along the parade route in Westport. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
Kids wave from a giant truck from the fire department.
Kids wave from a giant truck from the fire department. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
Marchers step off in the Westport Memorial Day parade.
Marchers step off in the Westport Memorial Day parade. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
A brightly colored jeep leads soccer players along the parade route.
A brightly colored jeep leads soccer players along the parade route. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
This truck offered a bit of green in the sea of red, white and blue on Memorial Day.
This truck offered a bit of green in the sea of red, white and blue on Memorial Day. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
The Cheetahs fill this truckbed in the Westport Memorial Day parade.
The Cheetahs fill this truckbed in the Westport Memorial Day parade. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett
The Westport police make a statement with their vehicle.
The Westport police make a statement with their vehicle. Photo Credit: Cheyenne Haslett

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport residents came from every corner of town on a bright and sunny Monday morning to claim a spot along the sidewalk for the annual Memorial Day Parade.

The crowds were spread from Saugatuck Elementary School on Riverside Avenue to the Parker Harding Plaza.

This year’s theme was remembering Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIA). The marchers included veterans, officials, marching bands, kids, cheerleaders, floats and a variety of vehicles.

Check out the parade by clicking through the photos at right.

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