Memorial Day events around the towns

May 23, 2019
Photo by: Beth Birmingham Memorial Day parades and ceremonies will take place in many Midcoast towns May 27.

The following is a list of Memorial Day observances. All events take place Monday, May 27.

Appleton

10:00 a.m. -- A ceremony will be held at the Miller Yard Cemetery. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the Medomak Valley Grange.

11:00 a.m. -- A parade will begin at Gushee Corner and end at the Pine Grove Cemetery. In the event of rain, a ceremony will be held at the Appleton Historical Society.

Camden

9:00 a.m. — Camden Public Landing. Wreath-laying ceremony, remarks by State Rep. Vicki Doudera, rifle salute, musical selections and "Taps" by Camden Hills Regional High School marching band, led by Nancy Rowe.

9:30 a.m. — Camden Memorial Day parade. Forms at Route 1 and Camden Street. Stops will be made at the Conway Monument, Village Green Monument and flagpole, and Harbor Park Civil War Statue.

10:15 a.m. approximately — Mountain View Cemetery ceremony, wreath-laying and rifle salutes.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School at 11 a.m. For questions, call Jeff Sukeforth at 691-2270.

Friendship

10 a.m. — Ceremony at the Veterans' Memorial, Harbor Road, next to the Town Office.

Lincolnville

1:00 p.m. — Lincolnville Memorial Day parade. All parade units will assemble at the Lincolnville Central School, marching through town to the Lincolnville War Memorial Honor Roll, located near the library. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the school.

2 p.m. — Lincolnville Beach ceremony at Frohock Bridge.

For questions, call Jeff Sukeforth at 691-2270.

Rockland

10:30 a.m.— Ceremony and parade. All units and those participating in the parade will assemble at the Rockland Public Landing at 9:30 a.m.. The parade will stop at Chapman Park for the Memorial Day Ceremony. Any members of the armed services currently serving as well as veterans of all wars and conflicts are invited to participate, as well as walkers or cyclists wishing to honor the day. After the ceremonies at Chapman Park, the parade will travel down Main Street to the intersection of Route 1 and Route 17.

Rockport

8:00 — CHRHS marching band will perform at the Rockville Cemetery.

8:15 a.m.— Ceremony at West Rockport Cemetery with CHRHS Band and brief service with Pastor David English.

11 a.m. — Rockport parade begins at Rockport Post Office on Union Street and runs through the village. Following the parade, a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Amsbury Cemetery.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the Strom Auditorium at Camden Hills Regional High School at 11 a.m. For questions, call Jeff Sukeforth at 691-2270.

Warren

10:30 a.m. — Ceremony at the veterans monument near the Warren Post Office. Parade will proceed to the bridge on Main Street.

Washington

9 a.m. — Starting at the Fire Station. Washington Historical Society will serve muffins, coffee and juice. The Parade of Wheels (bicycles, scooters, etc., non-motorized) will gather at the same time in the parking lot. Youngsters are especially encouraged to decorate their bikes in honor of the holiday.

10 a.m. — Everyone is welcome to join in a procession to the town monument for a brief remembrance ceremony for those who died in military service.

Waldoboro

8 a.m. — Line up for parade in municipal parking lot.

9 a.m. — Parade begins, and will cross over Route 1 and follow down Jefferson Street, right on main street, and down the hill to the monument at Pine Street. All veterans are invited to participate and ride in decorated vehicles. Parade will be led by a police vehicle, Grand Marshal vehicle, the Lincoln County Color Guard; the Waldoboro American Legion Color Guard; the Firing Squad; fire department marchers; Boy Scouts; Girl Scouts; baseball Little Leagues; vintage cars and trucks; emergency vehicles; and fire trucks.

Students are invited to march in the parade with decorated bicycles , scooters, or wagons in a red, white, and blue theme, or if to walk in the parade holding a flag donated by the American Legion.

This year's speaker will be Waldoboro American Legion, Charles C. Lilly Post 149 Commander Donna Wallace,.who is retired from the Air Force at the rank of lieutenant colonel, after 34 years of service.

The ceremony invocation prayer will be given by Minister of Music Tim Connelly of the Word of Life Church in Waldoboro. The Tolley Sisters from Waldoboro will be singing the national anthem and "God Bless America" at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Decorated wreaths will be placed at the municipal building monument, American Legion Hall and the Pine Street memorial. Army veteran Carol Brazier, and Post 149 member, will carry a ceremonial wreath to toss into the Medomak River.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.