Memorial Day activities have been scheduled around the area:
BELFAST, Maine — Brooks Preservation Society, excursion train operations, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 28-30, Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad, depart from Upper Bridge Station, rain or shine.
LINCOLNVILLE CENTER, Maine — United Christian Church invites community to special memorial service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29, at the church, 18 Searsmont Road. The service will honor those who gave their lives in service to the country, will commemorate sesquicentennial of the Civil War and feature music of that era. Ministers Stephen and Bonnie Hoffman will lead worship. All faiths are invited.
MONROE, Maine — Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Monroe Lions Club, 11 a.m. May 30, from Monroe School to Gesner Park. Chicken barbecue afterward, flowers for sale, homemade pies, children’s games, rain or shine. Mike, 525-6621, or David, 525-4431.
MONROE, Maine — Memorial Day breakfast, 7-9 a.m. May 30, Monroe Community Church, Route 139.
SEARSPORT, Maine — Searsport Full Gospel Church will host Special Memorial Tribute program tho will honor the fallen heroes, veterans and today’s military men and woman, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29. Patriotic community event with songs, local senators and representatives speaking, baton exhibition, Troop Greeters from Bangor International Airport. Guest speaker, Lt. Col. Hamilton Richards of the Augusta Army National Guard. Open to all.
SEARSPORT, Maine — Memorial Day Parade leaves Dan Rich Public Safety Building, 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, proceeds to Civil War Monument across from Penobscot Marine Museum. After brief ceremony, parade will proceed to Mosman Park for memorial ceremony.
STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — 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, call Lee Snyder, 567-3137, or firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in Memorial Day program.
WINTERPORT, Maine — Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by American Legion Post, 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.