Memorial Day parades, activities scheduled around the area

Posted May 24, 2011, at 5:32 p.m.
Last modified May 29, 2011, at 8:18 p.m.

The following Memorial Day activities have been scheduled around the area:

BANGOR — Memorial Day Parade, 10:30 a.m. May 30, conducted by Bangor High Junior ROTC, junction of State and Exchange streets, to Harlow Street, left on Central Street, up Main Street, closing with ceremony at Davenport Park at corner of Main and Cedar streets. Veterans form on sidewalk along Exchange Street by eras: World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Global War on Terrorism. Cyr buses for veterans unable to walk parade route board at Exchange and Hancock streets, ride back after parade.

BANGOR — Memorial Day Parade participants, May 30, parking at Penobscot Plaza (except for in front of Aubuchon Hardware), downtown parking garage, Career Center on Oak Street. Restrooms in parking garage.

BANGOR — Memorial Day program, May 30, Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road. Lunch available from Brewer High Music Boosters, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. beside covered bridge. Veterans with walking stick receive free hamburger or hot dog and soda. Brewer High School Band concert, noon. Commemoration with Don Colson, 1 p.m. Guest speaker, Maj. Gen. John W. Libby, adjutant general of Maine National Guard.

BELFAST — Brooks Preservation Society, excursion train operations, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 28-30, Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, depart from Upper Bridge Station, rain or shine.

CASTINE – Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. May 30. Participants will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the cemetery entrance. The Unitarian, Trinitarian and Episcopal churches will toll their bells from 9:50-10 a.m. Then a ceremony, including remarks and the placing of carnations and a wreath at the foot of the flagpole, will be conducted at the cemetery before marchers depart for the Common. Following another ceremony there, including a reading of the Gettysburg Address and performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by the Castine Town Band, the parade will continue to the town dock. More activities are scheduled there beginning at about 11 a.m., including a wreath being cast upon the waters in memory of veterans lost at sea.

DRESDEN — Lincoln County Historical Association’s 57th annual observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 30, with pancake breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. (for cash donations) served by Geo. White’s Company, 11th Massachusetts Regiment re-enactors to benefit Pownalborough Court House maintenance fund at 1761 Pownalborough Court House, Route 128. Ceremony at 11 a.m. at flagpole to honor fallen soldiers, followed by ceremony at Court House cemetery. 737-2239.

EDDINGTON — Laying of the Wreath ceremony with Boy Scout Troop 23, sponsored by Eddington Bicentennial Committee, 9 a.m. May 30, at Jonathan Eddy Monument, corner of Monument Drive and Riverside Drive, Route 178, just up the road from Route 9.

GARLAND — Memorial Day observance to honor servicemen and women, past and present, 8 a.m. May 30, Garland Veterans Memorial, across from church, adjacent to the Ernest Stone Field. Patriotic songs by trio Serenity, wreath laying. Veterans, service personnel, families, public welcome.

HOLDEN — Memorial Day ceremony, sponsored by Holden’s Veterans Memorial Committee, 2:30 p.m. May 30, Veterans Memorial, adjacent to Holden Elementary School, Route 1A. All welcome.

HOWLAND — Memorial Day Parade, 11:45 a.m. May 30, starting at Howland Town Park. Breakfast served by Post 97 Auxiliary, 6:30-7:30 a.m., for those participating at cemeteries. Services: 8 a.m. Seboeis, 8:30 a.m. West Enfield, 8:50 a.m. Passadumkeag, 9:10 a.m. Gould’s Ridge, 9:40 a.m. Lowell, 10:05 a.m. Enfield, 10:25 a.m. Dodlin Road, 10:45 a.m. Edinburg, 11 a.m. Howland. Refreshments sold by Howland Fire Department beginning 10 a.m. at American Legion Mini Park.

MONROE — Memorial Day parade from Monroe School to Gesner Park, 11 a.m. May 30. Chicken barbecue, homemade french fries and pies, flowers, children’s games. Rain or shine. Mike at 525-6621 or David at 525-4431.

MONROE — Memorial Day breakfast, 7-9 a.m. May 30, Monroe Community Church, Route 139.

ORONO — Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Orono-Old Town Kiwanis Club and Orono Village Association, 10 a.m. May 30. Form 9 a.m. at high school, parade route down Westwood Avenue, left onto Main Street to Stillwater Bridge for ceremony by American Legion Post 84, then down Park Street to American Legion Hall. Parade route will be blocked off to traffic. Crossroads Ministries accepting nonperishable food items for food bank during parade. To participate in parade, call Dana Smith at 852-3912 or Marlene Doucette at 866-2597.

SEARSPORT — Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m. May 30, starting at Dan Rich Public Safety Building, proceeding to Civil War Monument across from Penobscot Marine Museum, brief ceremony, then on to Mosman Park for memorial ceremony.

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Memorial Day Parade, assemble 10:15 a.m. May 30, step off 10:40 a.m. Main Street, between Just Barb’s and Harris Road, led by members of Stockton Springs American Legion Jerry W. Dobbins Post 157. All veterans welcome to march. Program, 11 a.m., Veterans Park, plus brief ceremony on Cape Jellison in memory of those lost at sea. At Veterans Park, Post 157 will present to the Stockton Springs Historical Society a framed copy of page 12 of the Bangor Daily News from Thursday, June 17, 1943, with the headline “Stockton Springs has 70 Women and Men Serving Uncle Sam.” Those who have a family member now in the military, contact Lee Snyder at 567-3137, palsnyder@aol.com, so your family may be included in Memorial Day program.

WINTERPORT — Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Argonne Post 138, American Legion, 11 a.m. May 30, starting at Smith School, Main Street, then to Winterport Veterans Memorial Library for laying of commemorative wreath, and up Main Street to Lebanon Street and then Oak Hill Cemetery for ceremony at Veterans Memorial.

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