MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

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NEWPORT
Newport VFW Post #11191 and the Barrows Skidgel American Legion Post #105 will be hosting the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th. All are invited to participate in this annual celebration and remembrance. Line-up will begin at 9 AM in Gilman Electric parking lot, located on Route 2/Main Street near the traffic lights. The parade will step off at 10 AM sharp, with the route planned for Main and Elm Streets. The Nokomis JROTC will lead the parade with the National Colors. Parade organizers request that everyone show the proper respect due, by rising as the flags pass by with your hand over your heart or a proper hand salute. The Nokomis Regional High Senior and Junior bands will provide the music. This year’s Grand Marshall will be Stanley Fowler, a veteran of WWII. The parade will stop on the Donald Sidney Skidgel Memorial Bridge, where the National Anthem will be played. The parade will end at Newport American Legion Post 105 hall on North Street.
MONSON
Town-Holmbolm American Legion Post #116 will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th at 8 AM. The Foxcroft Academy Band will be attending and marching. All participants in the parade will assemble at Hebron Heights at 7:45 AM. There will be a laying of the wreath ceremony at the Canal. Prayers and salute to fallen heroes will take place at the Monson Community Church Cemetery with Pastor David Ray. Refreshments will be served following the parade at the Community Center.
DEXTER
Poulliot-Seavey Post #53 of The American Legion and Shirley B. Carter VFW will be holding their Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th at 10 AM. The parade assembly will be starting at the municipal parking lot behind Bangor Savings Bank. The parade will exit the parking lot onto lower Main Street, proceed up Main Street to the traffic light, turn onto Church Street and march to Dam Street to the Veterans Memorial Park, where there will be a brief memorial. Following the memorial services at the park, the parade will re-assemble on Dam and Grove Streets and march back to the starting point. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will serve lunch after the parade at the VFW home on Cedar Street.
HARTLAND
Steeves - McCormack American Legion Post #141 in Hartland/St. Albans will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th at 9 AM. The Sebasticook Valley Middle School and Somerset Valley Middle School marching bands will provide the parade music. Area veterans, from any town in central Maine, are invited to join the people of Hartland for this year’s parade. Veterans are also invited and encouraged to ride in the parade. Transportation will be provided on the parade route for area veterans.
CORINNA
Corinna American Legion Post #73 will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th beginning at 8:30 AM at the Village Cemetery. Parade units will march down Route 222 and take a moment to honor those lost at sea, then proceed down to the Veterans Memorial at the library. There will be a trailer with seats available for veterans that are unable to walk in the parade. The Nokomis Regional High Senior and Junior bands will provide the music.
ST. ALBANS
Steeves - McCormack American Legion Post #141 in St. Albans/Hartland has organized a Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30th at 10 AM. The Somerset Valley Middle School and Sebasticook Valley Middle School marching bands will provide the parade music. Veterans in the Central Maine area are invited to join the people of St. Albans for this year’s parade. Veterans are also invited and encouraged to ride in the parade, where transportation will be provided on the parade route for area veterans that can’t walk the route.
PITTSFIELD
Burns W. Knowlton Jr. American Legion Post #32 of Pittsfield will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th from 9 to 10 AM. The parade will line up at 9 AM at the Corner Cupboard parking lot on North Main Street. Beginning at 10 AM the Warsaw Middle School Band will march and play during the parade. The group will pause on the bridge to toss a wreath in the water, honoring those who died at sea. The march will continue down Main Street and pauses are planned at the Veterans Monument in Veterans Park and at the Civil War Statue located at the Pittsfield Memorial Library. The Maine Central Institute Band will perform in front of the library. The progression moves to the Village Cemetery on Peltoma Avenue where a final ceremony will be held. Everyone that marches in the parade will meet at the Elks fo hot dogs and refreshments. The parade will represent all war veterans. Cars will be available for any war veteran that wants to participate, but can’t march. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc wanting to march in honor of the veterans are welcome to do so.
CARMEL
The West Penobscot American Legion Post #107 will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th beginning at 11 AM. The Hermon High Marching Band will be providing the music. Area Girl and Boy Scouts of America, will be joining in the procession along with other organizations. The parade will begin at the Elementary School on the Plymouth Road and make their way down Route 2, ending at the Municipal Building on 1 Safety Lane. The public is encouraged to come out and support area veterans.
DOVER-FOXCROFT
Chadbourne-Merrill American Legion Post #29 of Dover-Foxcroft will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th at 10 AM. The parade will begin in front of Dave’s World, with the procession moving to Monument Square for a memorial, then continues over the bridge with a Wreath Ceremony for those military members who passed away at sea. The Foxcroft Marching Band will take part in the parade along with local organizations and businesses. Free to all veterans will be a hot dog and hamburger barbecue located at the Legion Hall on Park Street.
SANGERVILLE
Stott-Flanders American Legion Post #165 of Sangerville and Conner-Trafton American Legion Post #119 of Guilford will be hosting a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th at 8:30 AM. The parade will line-up at the old mill. A ceremony will be held to dedicate the Veteran’s Memorial before ending at the cemetery. The community is invited to attend.
GUILFORD
Conner-Trafton American Legion Post #119 of Guilford and Stott-Flanders American Legion Post #165 of Sangerville will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th beginning at 10:30 AM. The parade will start at the Elmwood Cemetery. A ceremony will be held rededicating the Veteran’s Bridge before ending at the Veteran’s Memorial. All are welcome to attend.
ABBOT
Stott-Flanders American Legion Post #165 of Sangerville and Conner-Trafton American Legion Post #119 of Guilford will be hosting a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th starting at 9:30 AM. The parade will begin at the Town Office and end at the Veteran’s Memorial.
CLINTON
Willett-McKinney American Legion Post #186 will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th. Assembly will begin at 10 AM at the Post Office on Railroad Street. The procession will march down Main Street to the Village Cemetery, pause for a brief ceremony, then turn around and march back to the Post Office. There will be refreshments served at the American Legion Post on Railroad Street. Community members are encouraged to come out and support area veterans.