On Sunday evening, Glenville was the spot for a Memorial Day Parade and service to honor those who perished while serving in the country’s armed forces.
During the service, Eagle Scouts Trevor Webb and Elias Boyer read aloud all the names of those from Glenville who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and the Glenville Volunteer company lowered the flag to half staff.
Between the parade and the service, Anthony Muskus shared the story of his service. Mr. Muskus, whose parents came to Greenwich in 1905, said he spent six years in sea planes. The first two and a half years in the Caribbean on the hunt for German submarines. “The other half was in the Pacific looking for any pilot who fell in the ocean or someone who was sick on a ship in the ocean,” he said.
“Six years is a long time to be in the service,” said Capt. Brad Boyer, who was also chatting with Mr. Muskus. “He served much longer than most.”
Senator Blumenthal, who asked all who had served their country to raise their hands, said the event was about community, but also about family. Senator Blumenthal said one of his sons served in the Marine Corps Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan, and one is serving in the U.S. Navy.
“The reason they serve, in part, is because of the role models in the community are good models of service and sacrifice that you have shown,” Blumenthal said.
Mr. Blumenthal said that too often people forget about the names on the monument beside the fire house, which he said are not just names in the abstract.
“It’s faces, voices, futures they sacrificed so that we could have our future,” he said. “It’s families, who were left with a hole in their lives, a left with a hole in their hearts when they left and never returned.”
Bob and Jean Lynagh, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Byram Veterans Honor Guard, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Anthony Muskus greets Capt. Brad Boyer and Kerrin Coyle at the Memorial Day ceremony in Glenville, May 29, 2016 Credit Leslie Yager
Anthony Muskus and Captain Brad Boyer, May 29, 2016 credit: Leslie Yager
Greenwich Police Dept chief James Heavey and Kerrin Coyle, a loyal Adopt-A-Dog volunteer enjoy a furry friend, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Selectman John Toner and Glenville School PTA c0-president Lisa Sylvester, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Valerie and Richard with their rescue dog Luna who came to Greenwich via Vieques Humane Society, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Caroline Webb, a GHS 9th Grader and Nini Webb, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Isn’t this absolutely the cutest baby ever? Meet Maggie Rose Guiffra, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Vin DiMarco and Felix Guiffra with baby Maggie Rose at the Glenville Memorial Day parade, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
US Senator Richard Blumenthal and State Senator Scott Frantz at the Glenville Memorial Day parade, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
First Selectman Peter Tesei, Jill Tesei and Capt. Brad Boyer who is a reserve intelligence officer to the joint staff at the Pentagon. May 29, 2016 Credit Leslie Yager
State Rep Mike Bocchino and State Rep Fred Camillo, May 29, 2106 Credit: Leslie Yager
Pippa Leigh, Miss Greenwich, May 20, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Mario (background) and his sister Maddie of Glenville were ready in their fire hats before the Memorial Day Parade, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
US Senator Richard Blumenthal delivers remarks at the service following the Glenville Memorial Day Parade, May 290, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Ana Heavey gets a lift in a fire truck during the Glenville Memorial Day Parade, May 29, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Livvy Floren, Mike Bocchino and Scott Frantz in Glenville. Ma 29, 2016. aPhoto: Leslie Yager