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Veterans Day events scheduled around state


BANGOR-BREWER — Veterans Day parade, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11, marching units and bands, beginning at Wilson Street and Acme Road in Brewer, down Wilson Street, across Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, turning right down Main Street in Bangor to reviewing stand at West Market Square, then to Exchange Street to disband. National anthem, invocation and remarks by Gov. John Baldacci at reviewing stand. Parade route 1½ miles. 992-5570.

BANGOR-BREWER — Veterans of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and the global war on terrorism, walk or ride in Veterans Day parade, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11; parade forms at 9 a.m. at the auto parts building at 373 Wilson St., Brewer. Cyr buses available for those needing to ride. Veterans who want to ride may leave their cars by 9:30 a.m. on Exchange Street in Bangor or in the parking garage and be brought to Brewer. Buses also bring veterans from Exchange Street back to Brewer after parade ends.

BANGOR — Memorial service honoring all veterans, hosted by Maine Korean War Veterans Association, Burton-Goode-Sargent Chapter 1, noon Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Maine State Korean War Memorial, Mount Hope Cemetery, off Mount Hope Avenue. All welcome.

BANGOR— Veterans Day program, 1 p.m. Nov. 11, Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road. Students reading award-winning essays, “What Freedom Means to Me After Interviewing a Veteran.” 2 p.m. patriotic concert by Bangor Band. Free.

BANGOR — Maine veterans of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and global war on terrorism who do not have walking sticks may receive them 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Nov. 11, at Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road. Bring military ID or DD214.

BAR HARBOR — Free Veterans Day luncheon and flag raising, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 11, sponsored by Mount Desert Island YMCA and Birch Bay Village for all veterans and spouses, 25 Village Inn Road. RSVP to MDI YMCA, 288-3511. Information, Kim Harty, 288-3511 or exec@mdiymca.org. Donations welcome, will be given to a veterans organization.

BAR HARBOR — Veterans Day worship service, 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St.

BREWER — Veterans Day assembly, 8 a.m. Nov. 10, Brewer High School, Parkway South. Sponsored by Student Council, Key Club and Air Force Junior ROTC. Veterans invited to attend and enjoy coffee, doughnuts and a free T-shirt. Traditional POW-MIA ceremony, recognition of Purple Heart veterans, Saber Arch to welcome veterans into gym.

CARIBOU — George Mathis, commander of the state’s Disabled American Veterans, will be the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. Other guest speakers will include Harry Hafford, chairman of the NMVC Corp., and representatives from the offices of Maine’s congressional delegation. There also will be music, laying of the wreath and a 21-gun salute.

CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy, Veterans Day observance ceremony, 11 a.m. Nov. 11, in front of Leavitt Hall on campus. Organized by MMA Student Government Association, supported by the Regiment of Midshipmen. Student speakers, the Maritones, MMA band, pipe and drum corps, drill team, 21-gun salute. Wreath laying by Down East Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans Association at base of Merchant Marine memorial honoring merchant mariners and members of the Naval Armed Guard from Maine who died in service to their country during World War II. All welcome.

EASTPORT — Veterans recognition ceremony, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Shead High School gymnasium. Refreshments and social gathering afterward.

HOLDEN — Wreath-laying ceremony, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Holden Veterans Memorial, beside town office, 570 Main Road, U.S. Route 1A. Guest speaker retired Navy Capt. James Settele.

MACHIAS — Veterans Day brunch, 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Kilburn Commons, University of Maine at Machias. All are welcome. Free. UMM ukulele band will perform.

MILO — Free roast turkey dinner and ceremony with entertainment to thank veterans and their families starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Milo town hall. POW-MIA ceremony to begin at 11:45 a.m., dinner served starting at noon. For delivery of meals to shut-in veterans, call Eben DeWitt at 943-2486. The meal is sponsored by Three Rivers Kiwanis and will be served by Kiwanis, Key Club and Builders Club members. POW-MIA ceremony conducted by American Legion Post 41. Milo Elementary School to provide entertainment.

ORONO — Screening of award-winning documentary “The Way We Get By,” based on three Maine Troop Greeters, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine. Small admission fee.

ROCKPORT — Veterans Day breakfast and ceremony honoring veterans, 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Camden Hills Regional High School. Sponsored by Camden Hills Chapter, National Honor Society. Eggs, bacon, pancakes. Free to veterans and guests.

SANGERVILLE — Veterans Day spaghetti lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft, at the intersection of Church Street and Route 23 (Main Street) in Sangerville. Free to all area veterans. Spaghetti, garlic bread, minestrone soup, salad, desserts and coffee. Home deliveries available by calling 876-4926 before noon Nov. 11.

WINTERPORT — Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by Argonne Post 138, American Legion, 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Winterport Public Library, Main Street. Public lunch afterward, Victoria Grant Community Center, Abbott Park.

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