Memorial Day

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What’s Happening Memorial Day Weekend 2019 in Greenwich?

UPDATE: The Byram Veterans Association will host a memorial at the monument on the grounds of McKinney Terrace (former Byram School) adjacent to Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink on Sherman Avenue at 10:00am (not 9:00am as originally posted). This is the location of 13 plaques, each of which is mounted to a stone pedestal, to represent 13 Byram School alumni who perished in service of their country in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Finally, after a long winter and seemingly months of rain, beach season is here. Beaches open officially Tod’s Point and Byram Park on Saturday, May 25. Also, the Greenwich Pool at Byram Park opens for the season on Saturday, May 25. Continue Reading →

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The Hope of Flanders Fields

With Memorial Day coming, Brenda McDonald, who grew up in Riverside in the 1950s, remembers well getting up very early, excited to “march” in many Memorial Day parades as a Brownie and Girl Scout, from Old Greenwich, by the fire station to Binney Park. They were so colorful and fun, but the deeper significance alluded her. Now, with a different perspective, she shares her poem in counterpart to the famous, In Flanders Fields. Continue Reading →

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