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.
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Stephanie is editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. She previously served as editor of Camden Herald following its return in April 2012.
Stephanie also was editor of VillageSoup's Capital Weekly in Augusta and has nearly a decade of experience in the newspaper business ranging from southern and central 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 chickens.