Westlake residents lined Hilliard Boulevard under clear blue Spring sky for the City’s annual Memorial Day Parade on May 30, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Westlake.
The festive procession of classic cars, city vehicles and band performances led the way to Clague Park where a tasteful Memorial Service was held, honoring the brave men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and lost their lives fighting for our country. This year’s ceremony was also dedicated to four Westlake Kiwanis long-time members: William Sifritt, Kenneth Frisch, Edward Sheehan and Richard Lehman.
Among the participants in the parade were members of Westlake City Council, Mayor Dennis M. Clough, Cuyahoga County Councilperson Nan Baker, State Representative Monique Smith, Westlake Police Department Color Guard, Westlake Kiwanis Aktion Club, Porter Public Library, Westlake Baseball and Softball Leagues, American Legion Post 385, Burneson Kiwanis Buildings Club, Westlake High School Key Club, Westlake Boys, Girls, Brownie and Cub Scouts, Westlake Historical Society, Clague Theatre and many others pictured in the photos accompanying this article.
A program for the Memorial Day Service included a thank you to the following organizations for providing special assistance: Westlake Garden Club (flowers), Westlake Service Department, Westlake Police and Fire, Westlake City Administration, Westlake Board of Education, Westlake Auxiliary Police, Westlake Assistance and Service Commission, Westlake High School Board and Sts. Peter and George Coptic Orthodox Church, Fr. Marcos Ghali.
Check the City of Westlake, Ohio Government Facebook page for more photos and look for video from the parade and the ceremony, which will be posted to the Westlake Community Access Channel.