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Several Veterans Day memorials, parades, events planned


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

BANGOR — Maine Veterans of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and war on global terrorism who do not have their 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.

BANGOR-BREWER — Veterans Day parade, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 11, beginning on Wilson Street, Brewer, proceeding across Joshua Chamberlain Bridge to Bangor, down Main Street, up State Street, disbanding on Exchange Street.

BELFAST — Veterans Day parade, 10 a.m. Nov. 11, from Belfast Area High School to Redman’s Hall and to waterfront, where refreshments will be served. All veterans welcome to participate. Those with disabilities may ride on floats. Veterans may get free ride to parade and back, contact Sonny Sullivan at 323-1073 or Steve Brown at 322-5412. Parade forms 9 a.m. at high school.

BELFAST — Free breakfast, 5:45-8:45 a.m. Nov. 11, Redman’s Hall, Waldo Avenue and Main Street.

BELFAST — USO-type show with Marsh River Singers, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, American Legion Hall, entrance on Church Street.

BLUE HILL — Remembrance of lives lost in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Flags will be removed for winter from the War Dead Memorial, located between Blue Hill Congregational Church and Blue Hill Public Library, at 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 14. Community members are invited to participate in the reading of the names of the war dead. Sponsored by Peninsula Peace & Justice. For information call 326-4405.

BREWER — Veterans of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, the global war on terrorism and other eras forming at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 for parade by 373 Wilson St., Brewer. First Student buses available for those who cannot walk the route. Park in Twin City lot, Brewer. Veterans riding buses may leave their cars at 9:30 a.m. near TD Bank on Exchange Street, Bangor, and will be brought to Brewer.

BREWER — Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club, annual pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m. Nov. 11, Brewer Auditorium. $7, $4 under 12. With support of Cole Land Transportation Museum, veterans with walking sticks eat free. Benefits Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary’s Keep Kids Warm Program. Tickets at door or in advance from Rotary members.

CASTINE — Veterans Day observance ceremony, 11:50 a.m. Nov. 11, in front of Leavitt Hall, Maine Maritime Academy. Sponsored and organized by Student Government Association, supported by the Regiment of Midshipmen, with student speakers and music by the Maritones, MMA band, pipe and drum corps, drill team, 21-gun salute. Wreath placed by Down East Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veterans Association at base of Merchant Marine memorial.

DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft will hold a free, public Veterans Day soup kitchen 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11. All veterans and their guests are invited to enjoy soups, chowders and stews, followed by dessert and coffee. Deliveries will be available to all home-bound veterans in Guilford and Sangerville. Call 876-4926 after 8 a.m. to arrange an order. The church is located on the corner of Church Street and Route 23 in Sangerville.

OAKLAND — The Decker-Simmons Unit 51 American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Veterans Day presentation by Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area 10-10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the American Legion post, 22 Church St., Oakland. Hospice Community Center Education and Outreach coordinator Deb Thurston will speak about free services available to anyone with life-threatening illness and in need of grief support. Coffee, tea, pies and light desserts will be served after the presentation. For information contact Jeweline Bonnell at 314-5102.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Veterans Day program and reception, 11:11 a.m. Nov. 11, Stockton Springs Veterans Memorial Park. American Legion Jerry W. Dobbins Post 157 will commemorate service of veterans of all wars and the continuing quest for an honorable world peace. Afterward, veterans and area residents are welcome to attend a Veterans Day reception Legion Hall on Route 1 in Sandy Point.

SURRY — Local veterans will hold a Veterans Day observance at 2 p.m. Nov 11 at Surry Memorial Park on North Bend Road.

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