June 29, 2022

Old Lyme’s Parade Fills Air with Pride and Patriotism, Music and Merriment

Mary Dangremond lit up the parade with her wonderful smile as she cheerfully portrayed Phoebe Griffin-Noyes. Dangremond was representing the Old Lyme Library, which bears the name of her character. Photo by Suzanne Thompson.

OLD LYME — UPDATED 6/2: The sun shone brightly as the traditional Old Lyme parade proceeded down Lyme Street and McCurdy Rd. to the Duck River Cemetery. Mirth and merriment along with pride and patriotism filled the air as the colorful parade made its way down to the route to resounding cheers from all the onlookers.

Old Lyme’s firemen marched proudly. Photo by Troy Christopher.


The marchers spanned the ages. These youngsters are all members of local baseball teams. Photo by Ellen Cole.


A  C-130 flyover by the Air National Guard preceded the parade. Photo by Troy Christopher.


The band played … Photo by Suzanne Thompson.


Dancers from the Lymes’ Senior Center gave an extremely enthusiastic and popular performance as they traveled down Lyme Street and McCurdy Rd. Photo by Michele Dickey.


The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen (BOS) marched in the parade accompanied at second from left by State Representative Devin Carney (R-23rd.) The BOS are, from left to right, Matt Ward (R), First Selectman Tim Griswold (R) and Martha Shoemaker (D). Photo by Troy Christopher.


The Deep River Fife & Drum Corps played a lively tune as they marched. Photo by Michele Dickey.


The banner on the side of this firetruck says it all! Photo by Troy Christopher.


The Lyme-Old Lyme Lions proudly stated their mission as they marched down Lyme Street. Photo by Bridget Compagno.


The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1467 organized and marched in the parade. Photo by Troy Christopher.


A wreath was laid at the memorial in the Duck River Cemetery to honor all our fallen heroes. Photo by Cheryl Poirier.

Editor’s Note: Due to family commitments, we have not yet had time to review and edit all the photos we have received. We thank sincerely the numerous readers, who were kind enough to share their photos of the parade and cemetery ceremony with us. We will add many more photos and copy to this article shortly.