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Memorial Day ceremonies held in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville and Appleton

Communities remember those fallen in military service

By Susan Mustapich | May 31, 2021
Photo by: Susan Mustapich In memory of veterans who lost their lives at sea, a wreath is cast into Camden Harbor on Memorial Day, May 31.

Ceremonies to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military were held in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville and Appleton on May 31, led by Veterans and members of the local War Memorial Post 30 American Legion.

Members of the community held hands over their hearts while prayers were said, wreaths laid, and Taps was played at each stop. Veterans saluted and rifle volleys echoed in the air.

In Camden, there were stops at the Public Landing to honor those who lost their lives at sea, the Conway Boulder at Union and Elm Street, the Village Green, and Mountain View Cemetery.

In Rockport, the gathering began at the Rockport War Memorial and continued down Main Street to Amesbury Cemetery.

Veterans were transported to Lincolnville in the Watershed School van. There they held a ceremony at the Lincolnville Veterans Park, and in Lincolnville Beach at Frohock Bridge.

Appleton's ceremonies took place at the Miller Yard in Burkettville and Pine Grove Cemetery.

 

During a morning ceremony at Camden Harbor on Memorial Day May 31, Rev. Dave Franclemont, U.S. Navy Veteran, bows his head as he leads a prayer in remembrance of U.S. military members who lost their lives in service to our country. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
The Post 30 American Legion Color Guard and members of the community gathered in Camden Memorial Day, May 31 to remember those men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to the country. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Members of the Rockport community gathered on Memorial Day at the town's Honor Roll. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Maine American Legion District 6 Commander Ray Lewis took part in Memorial Day ceremonies in Rockport, as well as in Camden and Lincolnville, May 31. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
The Post 30 American Legion Color Guard, representing the branches of the U.S. military, visited the Rockport Honor Roll before going to Amesbury Cemetery. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
War Memorial Post 30 Color Guard, Rockport, Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
War Memorial Post 30 member Jeanne Deuso laid wreaths during ceremonies Memorial Day, May 31, in memory of men and women in the U.S. military who sacrificed their lives for our country. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Rockport Honor Roll, Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Camden Yacht Club, Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
American flags on a Union Street property in Rockport in remembrance of Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Memorial Day is observed in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Piper Pavelich)
Memorial Day 2021 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Piper Pavelich)
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