They said they'd bring it back last November. Rye resident and Memorial Day parade organizer Robin Phelps Latimer writes a letter:
On behalf of those who organized our 2014 Rye Memorial Day Parade - reviving a cherished tradition - I'd like to thank the people of Rye for showing up in such large numbers to view the marchers along Purchase Street, and to join in the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on the Village Green. It was our largest crowd in years!
A number of people and organizations did exceptional work to make this day happen. I'd like to especially thank:
American Legion Post 128, Commander Tom Saunders and the Legionnaires
Rye Historical Society and its Executive Director, Sheri Jordan
Rye Chamber of Commerce and President, Margaret Ricketts
Jay Heritage Center and Executive Director Suzanne Clary
Rye YMCA, Executive Director Gregg Howells & Scott Umbel
Rye’s City, County & State Elected Officials
Larchmont Historical Society, Ned Benton
Harrison Paint Supply, Roy Aletti
Rye Civility Initiative
Rye Girl Sports, Deirdre Burbank
Rye Police Department and Auxiliary
Rye Fire Department
Classic Cars, Arcadio Ocasio
Patriotic Brass Ensemble
Rye High School Drum Corp
Those individuals who helped in 1,000 ways include: Nancy Collins, Roberta Billington, Suzanna Keith, Lisa Sandler, Doug Carey, Bob Cypher, Lester Millman, Lisa Dempsey and Debra Slater.
The Tradition will continue next year on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, with a bigger, better Parade.
Robin Phelps Latimer