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Veterans Day events for 2017

Ginger Perry | AP
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United States Marine Corps veteran Greg Conradi greets students from Redbud Run Elementary School in Winchester, Virginia, waving flags and shouting "U-S-A" to veterans at the conclusion of a Veterans Day program on Friday Nov. 10, 2017.


BANGOR — The Cole Land Transportation Museum invites veterans and the community to join them in celebrating servicemen and women on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Veterans Day parade steps off at 10:15 a.m. at the Brewer Shopping Mall. Veterans should park at the mall and join in formation between Advance Auto and Dr. Rand’s Dentistry at 373 Wilson St. The Veterans Day parade follows the same route as the 4th of July parade (1-½ mile route) proceeding across the bridge and through Downtown Bangor. The veteran formation will consist of parade walkers and bus riders; three Cyr buses will be available for the parade and to transport all parade veterans back to their vehicles in the shopping mall. Veterans and the community are invited to the Cole Museum for its final day of the season. Beginning at 1 p.m., students will read their winning essays for the 2017 Veteran Interview Essay Contest, and Bangor Band will present a patriotic concert in the museum lobby following the awards.

BANGOR — Bangor Band Veteran’s Day Concert. 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Rd.

BANGOR — Annual turkey supper and Veterans Tribute show to benefit the House in the Woods, with supper at 5:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Show will feature Gary Knowles, Cornell and Judy McLellan, Ivan Southard, Carolyn Hutton and Paul Lasselle performing country and bluegrass and gospel music. Supper, $8. Show $8. Both for $15. Veterans get $1 discount. 817-0020 or 632-4682 for information.

BOSTON — While most businesses will be celebrating Veteran’s Day on Friday, Nov. 10, the U.S. Postal Service will be open for business as usual. Carriers will be delivering mail and retail clerks are available for postage, shipping and passport needs.There will be no mail delivery on Saturday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veteran’s Day and post offices will be closed. Normal Post office operations and delivery will resume on Monday, Nov. 13.

BAR HARBOR — Annual Veterans Day lunch immediately after 11 a.m. service Saturday, Nov. 11, at Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St. All veterans and a guest are invited to attend this free Veterans Day luncheon sponsored by MDI Hospital and Bar Harbor Congregational Church. For information, contact Pam Curativo at 288.5082, ext 1422.

BRUNSWICK — The Rolling Slumber Bed Races 11 a.m Saturday, Nov. 11, on Park Row (next to the Town Mall/Park, Maine Street, Downtown Brunswick. The Bed Races will entertain spectators with fast, funny and uniquely created beds — all on wheels, pushed by teams of five. Prizes will be awarded for speed, creativity and team spirit. To commemorate Veteran’s Day, Brunswick Downtown Association volunteers have arranged for a Military Color Guard to lead the pre-race bed parade. The Brunswick American Legion Post 20 will participate in the bed parade and distribute remembrance poppies before and after the race. Other activities will include: CHANS Home Health Care free flu shot clinic from 7-11 a.m. at the Tontine Mall, a bouncy house, balloons, and free hot cocoa, donated by Pathway Vineyard Church, and a Tractor Train for kids, provided by Ray Labbe & Sons will be set up on the Town Mall at 10:30 a.m.

LIVERMORE — A special tribute honoring local Revolutionary and Civil War Veterans 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. The program includes a harvest dinner – made fresh from local farm ingredients – and entertaining living history programming in a one-of-a kind historical setting. Arrive at 5 p.m. to tour the elegant Washburn home and see Revolutionary War and Civil War period artifacts. At 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served by lamplight in the Farmer’s Cottage. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 8. To purchase tickets, call 897-4366.

NORTHPORT — Northport Memorial VFW Post 6131 Auxiliary is hosting a Veterans Day dinner, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Post home, 780 Atlantic Highway. Roast turkey dinner with fixings. Free to veterans and their families; others $8, $5 for children under 12. For information, call Betty at 323-6921 or email at .

PORTLAND — Veterans Day Parade with veterans groups, military units, Civil War group and community groups, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at Congress and State streets and ending with a ceremony at City Hall on Congress Street. Chester Morris, parade chairman, American Legion Post 17, 774-2770.

RICHMOND — Veterans Day Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at Richmond Business Park. Refreshments after at American Legion Post 132, Carding Machine Road. 737-2763.

WATERVILLE — Annual Veteran’s Day parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. It will assemble at American Legion Post on College Avenue, proceed down College Avenue to Main Street, turn left at Common Street and left on Front Street back to the American Legion parking lot. This event is coordinated annually by the Bourque-Lanigan Post 5 American Legion.


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