Community remembers those who have fallen in military service

By Susan Mustapich | May 27, 2019
Photo by: Susan Mustapich The American Legion Color Guard, backed by the music of the Camden Hills Regional High School marching band, began Memorial Day ceremonies in Camden on the Public Landing at Camden Harbor.

CAMDEN — Camden's Memorial Day Parade and observances took place under a brilliant sunny sky May 27.

Many gathered along Elm and Main streets, and walked to Mountain View Cemetery to share in the somber remembrances for those who gave their lives serving in the United States military, and the smiles of young marchers and old friends.

In memory of those who have fallen in war, the parade stopped for short ceremonies offered by members of the American Legion at the town's many memorials along the parade route, the Color Guard performed rifle salutes, and the Camden Hills Regional High School marching band played the "Star Spangled Banner," patriotic songs and "Taps."

Community spirit was abundantly displayed by members of the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Five Town Softball League, and police and fire departments. Many of the groups participated in numerous area parades and ceremonies throughout the day.

The observance on the Public Landing to honor Naval and Merchant Marine units was led by War Memorial Post 30 American Legion officials, from left, Jeff Sukeforth, U.S. Air Force veteran, Rev. Dave Franclemont, U.S. Navy Veteran, State Representative Vicki Doudera, and Maynard Tolman, U.S. Army and Korean War veteran. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Camden's Memorial Day is led by Girl Scout Troup 1341, the American Legional Color Guard, local War Memorial Post 30 American Legion members and the Camden Hills Regional High School marching band. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Members of Girl Scout Troop 1341 had the honor of carrying the War Memorial Post 30 American Legion banner in Camden's Memorial Day parade. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Five Town Little League team members and family all came out to march in Camden's Memorial Day Parade. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
A beautiful, sunny day brought out lots of members of the Five Town Little Leage to march in Camden's Memorial Day parade May 27. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
The Camden Hills Regional High School marching band plays patriotic music in the Memorial Day parades in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, and participates in observances at the Rockville, West Rockport, and Amsbury cemeteries in Rockport, and Mountain View Cemetery in Camden. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Boy Scout Troop 200 members participate in the Camden Memorial Day parade May 27. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Korean War Veteran and American Legion member Maynard Tolman lays a wreath at the Civil War Monument in Harbor Park, accompanied by Rev. Dave Franclemont, during Camden's Memorial Day parade May 27. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Korean War Veteran and American Legion member Maynard Tolman, and Rev. Dave Franclemont stopped at the Civil War monument in Harbor Park for a wreath laying ceremony. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Many came to Camden's Memorial day parade dressed in red, white and blue. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
A large group gathered to watch Camden's Memorial Day on Mountain Street including, from left, standing, John Hart, World War II veteran, seated from left, Sue Wotton, Gerry Simonton, Cy Simonton, and Dottie Drawdy, and standing to the right, Bob Lannamann, World War II and Korean War veteran and Nancy Laite. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Community members gather at the Memorial Day observance at Mountain View Cemetery in Camden. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Members of Boy Scout Troop 200 salute during the Memorial Day ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Jeff Sukeforth | May 28, 2019 10:26

On behalf of War Memorial Post 30, American Legion, we wish to thank everyone who came out to honor and remember all the military Veterans who have gone on before us and who contributes greatly in our being able to have this day.  Thanks to all the folks who marched in the parade, thanks to the wonderful CHRHS band and Nancy Rowe. Thanks to Bob Oxton for once again ensuring everyone was lined up in order for the parade step off. Thanks to the local Fire Departments for being a part of the day and thank you to men and women of the Camden Police Department who were all on duty to ensure the day was safe for all.

Post 30 is lucky to have the members we do who turn out to ensure every branch of the military is supported through carrying the service flags, our great US Flag, POW/MIA flag and marching in memory of all our Brothers and Sister Veterans.



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