Byram School Alumni Who Gave their Lives for their Country Honored at Eugene Morlot Park Memorial Grove

The newly organizing chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution joined members from the Byram Veterans Association for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the memorial grove in Eugene Morlot Park on Monday.

The Ceremony recognized the 13 Greenwich Veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War who gave their lives for our freedom today. DAR members passed out patriotic flowers, flags and baked goods to the Veterans and Servicemen/servicewomen who were in attendance.

This newly organizing chapter is welcoming new members who have a desire to support our Community in a variety of ways.

The  DAR, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving American History. Anyone interested in becoming a charter member of this organizing chapter, should contact Jolene Mullin, Connecticut State Chair, Chapter Development, CT DAR, at [email protected].

Receiving the Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of Joseph Paul Tiriolo was Millie Popp (his sister) and neice Luella who was one of the original plaque presenters.

Also, the family of Joseph Paul Tiriolo received the Convoy Cup Foundation “Certificate of Appreciation” Post Mortem as part of the tradition of the Byram Vets when a candidate is found, on Memorial Day.

Receiving on behalf of the family was his sister Millie Popp and niece Luella who was one of the original plaque presenters.

Receiving the Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of Joseph Paul Tiriolo was Millie Popp (his sister) and neice Luella who was one of the original plaque presenters.
Convoy Cup Foundation Certificate of Appreciation for Joseph Paul Tiriolo.
Donnie Repaci’s aunt Kay Benvenuto with Donnie’s nephew Michael Repaci at Monday’s service at Eugene Morlot Park. May 31, 2021
Michael Repaci in front of his uncle Donnie Repaci’s “new” tree at the Memorial Day service in Eugene Morlot Park. May 31, 2021
A good turnout at Eugene Morlot Park’s memorial grove for Byram School alumni who lost their lives serving their country. Photo: Alex Popp
Vietnam Veteran Dean Gamanos, Greenwich Selectwoman Lauren Rabin, DAR Members Jolene Mullen, Jenny Larkin, Wynn McDaniel, Jane Tranfo, Karen Popp and Wendy Dziurzynski. May 31, 2021 Contributed Photo
Ken Pond playing the bugle during the ceremony in the memorial grove at Eugene Mortlot Park, May 31, 2021.
Plaque in memory of Joseph Vrtiak, Jr who was in the US Navy and died serving his country off the beach at Salerno Italy in 1943.
Newly mowed lawn around the Civil War monument on Maple Ave. May 31, 2021
Display at Byram vets indoors event after Byram parade was cancelled. Contributed photo
Newest refurbished marker and wild flowers Alexander Farris grave. Contributed photo
The grave of first Civil War casualty Joseph Lombard of Company I, 10th Connecticut Infantry Regiment.