Camden celebrates Memorial Day

By Stephanie Grinnell | May 26, 2014
Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell The color guard led the Camden parade May 26.

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.

Camden's Town Historian Barbara Dyer speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Harbor Park May 26. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
(Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Two young girls high-five a duck prior to Camden's Memorial Day parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
(Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
(Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
(Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Megunticook Rowing Club members ride in the Camden Memorial Day parade. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
(Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a few remarks at Mountain View Cemetery. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
(Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a few remarks at Mountain View Cemetery. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Memorial Day, May 26, was marked with several ceremonies in Camden, including a few remarks at Mountain View Cemetery. (Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
(Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell)
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Stephanie Grinnell
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Stephanie has served as editor of Camden Herald since its return in April 2012.

Previously, she was editor of VillageSoup's Capital Weekly in Augusta and has worked a number of years in the newspaper business from southern Maine to Waldo County.

Outside the office, she enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.

Stephanie lives in Washington with her husband Jeff, four children, a dog named Chewbacca, a rabbit and two chickens.

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