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Memorial Day events

BANGOR — Memorial Day parade, 10:30 a.m. May 31, junction of State and Exchange streets, up Main Street to Davenport Park, Main and Cedar streets. Veterans forming by group, 9:30-10:15 a.m. on sidewalk. Veterans wanting to ride in parade, meet First Student buses 9:30-9:45 a.m. in front of parking garage across from KeyBank, or meet bus in front of Career Center on Broadway. Veterans also may take buses back from Davenport Park after parade.

BANGOR — Memorial Day program, May 31, Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road. Concert with Brewer High School Band, noon; lunch served by Brewer High Booster Parents, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Veterans with walking stick receive free hot dog or hamburger and soda. Commemoration service led by Don Colson, 1 p.m., with talk by Korean War veteran Henry Welzel, who was a POW of U.S. Army and Russia. Program concludes by 2 p.m. Bring lawn chair.

CARIBOU — Memorial Day program at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1 p.m. Monday, May 31, Sgt. Maj. Roger Felix presenting Loring Job Corps Honor Guard, VSO Post colors.

CARMEL — Memorial Day parade will start 11 a.m. at Carmel Elementary School and end at the Veterans Memorial on Safety Lane. The parade will include the Hermon High School band and JROTC color guard, as well as state Rep. David Richardson.

CHERRYFIELD — Memorial Day exercises will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 31, at Charles Wakefield Memorial Bandstand. A parade will follow the ceremony at 2 p.m. and continue to Stewart Park for the salute to the war dead at sea. The parade continues on to the Civil War monument in the old Pine Grove Cemetery for the salute to the war dead on land. Free supper afterward for all marchers, veterans and next of kin of deceased veterans. For information, contact Peter Duston, 546-7559.

CLIFTON — Memorial Day service, 10:45 a.m. May 30, Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. Brewer High ROTC, Job Corps Honor Guard, music. 843-5441.

DENNYSVILLE — Memorial Day observances will begin at 8:30 a.m. May 31, at Dennysville-Edmunds Congregational Church with the singing of two patriotic hymns, a prayer, the reading of the names of local Revolutionary War veterans, and the brief story of a veteran. The parade will assemble in the churchyard, stopping for ceremonies at the monument, at the Upper Bridge, the Dennysville Cemetery entrance, and ending at the flagpole on the Hill where a prayer will be said, the names of local deceased veterans will be read, a 21-gun salute will be fired, the flag will be raised with taps playing, and “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be sung.

DRESDEN — Lincoln County Historical Association will hold its 56th annual observance of Memorial Day on May 31 starting with a free pancake breakfast (donations encouraged) 8:30-10:30 a.m. served by Samuel Goodwin’s Company. At 11 a.m. all present will gather at the flagpole on the parade ground. The Rev. Bruce Alexander will lead a program. The gathering then will proceed up the woods road to the courthouse cemetery.

ETNA — The Memorial Day parade will begin 10 a.m. May 31, at the corner of U.S. Route 69 and 143. Guest speaker Rep. David Richardson will be joined by the Etna-Dixmont elementary school band and the Hermon High School Junior ROTC color guard.

HANCOCK — Memorial Day parade, 9:30 a.m. May 31. Reception afterward with refreshments at Hancock Community Center, sponsored by Hancock Woman’s Club.

HOWLAND — Lee Graham Post 97 in Howland will conduct Memorial Day services on May 31, with the participation of Leveille-Shorey VFW Post 9429, K of C Council 5524 of Lincoln-Howland at the following cemeteries: Seboeis at 8 a.m.; West Enfield at 8:30 a.m.; Passadumkeag at 8:50 a.m.; Gould’s Ridge at 9:10 a.m.; Lowell at 9:40 a.m.; Enfield at 10:05 a.m.; Dodlin Road at 10:25 a.m.; Edinburg at 10:45 a.m. and Howland at 11 a.m. All units and dignitaries participating in the parade will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Howland Town Park with the parade to begin at 11:45 a.m. Post 97 Auxiliary will serve breakfast 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for all participating in the Memorial Day honors to the cemeteries.

LEWISTON-AUBURN — On Saturday, May 29, an unveiling ceremony is scheduled at Veterans Memorial Park after the Twin Cities Memorial Day parade.

MONROE — Memorial Day parade, 11 a.m. May 31, from Monroe School to Gesner Park. Sponsored by Monroe Lions Club. Afterward, chicken barbecue, flower sale, children’s games, rain or shine. Info, Mike, 525-662; David, 525-4431. Also, community breakfast, 7-9 a.m. May 31, Monroe Community Church, Route 139.

NORTHEAST HARBOR — The Memorial Day parade will be held at 10:30 am. May 31, sponsored by the American Legion Lurvery Wright Post 103. The parade will go down Main Street ending at the Joseph Musetti Veterans Memorial Park at the town pier where a ceremony will be held.

PROSPECT — Memorial Day parade lineup will begin at 11:30 a.m. May 31, a mile south of the intersection of Route 174 and Route 1A by Webb’s barn. The parade begins at noon. The Jerry Dobbins American Legion Post 157 will lead the parade, with a stop at Maple Grove Cemetery for the flag raising and a salute by the American Legion, then continuing to the center of town for the memorial service.

SEARSPORT — Memorial Day parade, 9 a.m. May 31, from Dan Rich Safety Building to Mosman Park.

TOGUS — Memorial Day observance Monday, May 31, at the Togus National Cemetery with wreath-laying ceremonies. Participants should meet in the Building 205 parking lot at 7:45 a.m.

SKOWHEGAN — Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. May 31, on Dyer Street with lineup beginning at 9:30. Parade proceeds south on Madison Avenue toward downtown, left onto Water Street and finishing at Veteran’s Memorial Park beside the Skowhegan Municipal Building. After the parade, the Rev. Mark Tanner of the Federated Church will conduct a 15-20-minute ceremony. For information, contact Cory King at the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce, 474-3621.

STOCKHOLM — Wreath-laying ceremonies will be held Sunday, May 30, at the following locations: 8 a.m. Old Catholic cemetery; 8:15 a.m. New Catholic cemetery; 8:30 a.m. Stockholm cemetery; 9 a.m. New Sweden cemetery; 9:30 a.m. Westmanland cemetery; 10 a.m. Jemptland cemetery; 11 a.m. Guerette cemetery; 1 p.m. memorial service at Stockholm American Legion post home.

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