Veterans honored and remembered in Camden

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By Susan Mustapich | Nov 12, 2018
Photo by: Susan Musapich Veterans of the American Legion Color Guard march onto the Village Green in Camden Nov 11.
Veterans Day Camden, Maine
(Video by: Susan Mustapich)

CAMDEN — Veterans of the American Legion Color Guard stood in a silent vigil Nov. 11 at the Veterans Honor Roll monument on the Village Green.

This Veterans Day, they joined with others across the United States in remembrance of World War I veterans and the World War I centennial, as the bells of Camden's town clock, and Camden-area churches, tolled 11 times at the 11th hour of the 11th day of November.

The morning began at the Camden Hills Regional High School Wave Cafe, with the eighth annual Veterans Day breakfast hosted by the students of the National Honor Society.

Lunch was hosted by American Legion Post 1 in Rockland.

In the afternoon, veterans, families and community members were entertained with musical performances by the Lincolnville Band, Harborside Harmony, Camden Hills' a cappella group, The OffBeats, and more, at War Memorial Post 30 American Legion in Camden.

Veterans of the American Legion Color Guard stand in a silent vigil Nov. 11 at the Veterans Honor Roll monument on the Village Green in Camden. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Members of the American Legion Color Guard, representing all branches of the United States military, conduct a silent vigil before the Veterans Honor Roll monument on the Village Green in Camden Nov. 11. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
At 11 a.m., Nov. 11 on the Camden Village Green, all are silent, but for the tolling of the bells of the town clock at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, and churches around town. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
Millie Crocker of Camden holds up a photo of her late husband during the “U.S. Service Medley” of the Veterans Day Salute at Camden’s War Memorial Post 30. She said he was an airman in World War II and returned to fly big cargo planes in Vietnam. His exposure to Agent Orange in ‘Nam led to his death, she said. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Camden Hills Regional High School’s The OffBeats perform during the Veterans Day Salute at Camden’s War Memorial Post 30. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
The Lincolnville Band, one of the oldest community bands in the land (established 1870), performs during the Veterans Day Salute at Camden’s War Memorial Post 30. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Harborside Harmony, the Midcoast’s female barbershop group, sings during the Veterans Day Salute at Camden’s War Memorial Post 30. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
The Veterans Day Salute at Camden’s War Memorial Post 30 offered music reflecting many a conflict, including the “Ashoken Farewell” from Ken Burns’ Civil War series. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Dagney Ernest sings" Bless 'Em All," a song dating from the World War I era, at the Veterans Day Salute at Camden’s War Memorial Post 30. (Photo by: Bill Eberle)
Comments (2)
Posted by: David Franclemont | Nov 12, 2018 19:16

Another great story Susan. Thank you for your coverage. :D



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Nov 12, 2018 15:02

My cousin at age 18, and I was 8 , was killed by the first surge of three attempts on Iwo Jima, sadly.Only 8 years old and felt the loss. But as history tells, Iwo Jima flew the US flag after the 3rd attempt and  captured the Japanese soldiers. Blessing and remembrances for the loss.



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