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Statewide Veterans Day events listed

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ABBOT — The new granite Abbot Veterans Memorial, including an updated honor roll, will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, by the Civil War Monument on Route 15. A reception will be held afterward at the church in town.

BANGOR — Cole Land Transportation Museum ceremonies, 1 p.m. Friday, 405 Perry Road. Area students will read their winning essays in the 2011 Veteran Interview Essay Contest. Events at the museum will conclude with a patriotic concert performed by the Bangor Band. Activities are free and all are welcome. The museum will close at 5 p.m. for the winter.

BANGOR — The Burton-Goode-Sargent Chapter 1-Korean War Veterans Association will remember Medal of Honor recipient Cyrus Hayden at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Korean War Memorial at Mount Hope Cemetery. Hayden received the honor for his actions during the Korean Expedition in 1871, for planting the American flag on the ramparts during heavy enemy fire. For more information, call 942-2559.

BREWER — The annual pancake breakfast prepared by the Bangor Breakfast Rotary, 7-10 a.m. Friday at Brewer Auditorium. Funds raised from the breakfast will be used for the “Keep Kids Warm” program for area children. Breakfast free to veterans.

BREWER and BANGOR — The Veterans Day Parade will start at 10:15 a.m. at the Brewer Shopping Center. Veterans will gather before the parade in the parking lot. Participants are asked to park at the shopping center. Three Cyr buses will carry veterans who cannot walk the 1½-mile parade route and will follow the veterans group in the parade. The parade will proceed down Wilson Street, across the Chamberlain Bridge, turning right down Main Street in Bangor with ceremonies at the reviewing stand on Broad Street. The parade will continue up State Street, turning right onto Exchange Street to disband. Veterans riding the buses can stay on them at the end of the parade and be joined by veterans who marched. They will then be brought back to the Brewer Shopping Center.

BANGOR — Sunbury Village retirement community will host a craft fair and chowder buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, at 922 Ohio St. Silent auction and flea market with books and baked goods available. All proceeds benefit Outward Bound for Veterans, which helps returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through wilderness courses.

BANGOR — Free breakfast for veterans, 8-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway’s Epic Buffet.

CARIBOU — The Caribou Children’s Discovery Museum and Cary Medical Center will host a patriotic concert recognizing veterans at 7 p.m. Friday at the Caribou Performing Arts Center. Performers will include County singers John Gorman, Annie Charles, Chloe Wheeler, Melanie Saucier, Cissy Buck and Jan LaPointe as well as the Maine Dance Academy dancers. Loring Job Corps Color Guard and Brig. Gen. Brent Boyles to speak. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Aroostook Centre Mall, Caribou Food Trend, Caribou Mr. Paperback and the Caribou Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds will benefit the Caribou Children’s Discovery Museum and the Northern Maine Veteran’s Cemetery Fund.

CARIBOU — Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Friday, at Maine Veterans Cemetery, 37 Lombard Road. After an introduction, invocation, national anthem and guest speakers, Maine Secretary of State Charles E. Summers Jr. will give the keynote address. Laying of the wreath, a three-volley salute, taps and the benediction.

CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy Veterans Day Observance Ceremony, 11 a.m. Friday, in front of Leavitt Hall. Student speakers and musical selections by the student a capella group the Maritones; performances by the MMA band and drill team. Three-volley salute and a moment of silence. The Downeast Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veteran’s Association will place a wreath at the base of the Merchant Marine memorial located on the college campus.

MILO — The Three Rivers Kiwanis of Milo-Brownville dinner on Friday at Penquis Valley High School, West Main Street. Doors open at 11 a.m., and at 11:45 there will be a POW/MIA ceremony held by the Milo American Legion Post No. 41. Dinner will be served at noon. All area veterans and their family members are eligible to have a roasted turkey dinner prepared by Val Robertson and her helpers. The Elementary Veterans Singers, led by Stephanie Gillis, will provide musical entertainment.

ORONO — The Black Bear Battalion of Army ROTC at the University of Maine will host a Veterans Day 5K race at 6:30 a.m. Friday. The cost of the race is $8 and includes a T-shirt.

All veterans may race free and receive a commemorative T-shirt. Registration is from 5:45 to 6:15 a.m. in the Memorial Gym on campus. Those interested can call Maj. Jim Karcanes at 581-1125, email james.karcanes@us.army.mil or download a race application from the UMaine Army ROTC website.

ROCKLAND — The Watershed School is inviting all interested parents and students to a Veterans Day open house from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, at the Lincoln Street Center at 24 Lincoln St. There will be a demonstration of selected course offerings, an all-school meeting and a question-and-answer period with Watershed teachers and students. Call the school at 594-1873 to register and visit www.watershed-school.org to learn more.

ROCKLAND — A Veterans Day poetry and prose reading will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the David Scriven Crowley Gallery, 409 Main St. The free event will feature live music and refreshment. For information, call Kendall at 594-0947 or email kendall.merriam@maine.edu.

SANGERVILLE — A Veterans Day lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft. All veterans and their families and friends are invited, and homemade soups sandwiches and desserts will be served. The church is located on the corner of Route 23 and Church Street in Sangerville.

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