Camden celebrates Memorial Day
Residents of Camden and surrounding communities marked Memorial Day with several events May 26.
First, a ceremony and wreath drop at Camden Harbor took place with featured speaker Barbara Dyer and music by Camden Hills Regional High School band. Dyer read a poem written by a Civil War solider:
"I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might humbly obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing I asked for
But everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered,
I am, among all men, most richly blessed."
The parade followed down Main and Elm streets and wound down with another ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery.