May 24, 2019

Memorial Day parades, activities on tap

BANGOR – The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the Bank of America building on Exchange Street. It will proceed up Exchange Street, turn left on State Street to Main Street, and left on Main Street to Davenport Park. A commemorative ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the park.

BANGOR – Vietnam veterans who walk or ride in the Memorial Day parade in Bangor should bring ID in order to pick up a Vietnam War walking stick from the Cole Land Transportation Museum, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Memorial Day when the parade forms on Exchange Street.

BANGOR – Memorial Day activities at Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road, include lunch by the Old Town High School band parents, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; WWII vets can get stickers for their walking sticks 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and after program; commemoration at 1:15 p.m. includes laying of wreaths at war memorials, keynote speech by retired Lt. Col. Charles Knowlen, Vietnam veteran; USO-type show with Old Town band. After program, WWII and Korean War veterans who do not have a walking stick may obtain one. Museum open free after program.

DEXTER – Memorial Day parade will depart the municipal parking lot behind Bangor Savings Bank at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28. It will exit onto lower Main Street, proceed up Main to the traffic light, turn onto Church Street and march to Dam Street and Veterans Memorial Park, where a service will be held. The Dexter Regional High School band will participate.

FORT KENT – A parade sponsored by American Legion Post 133 and VFW Post 9609 will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, starting at the Martin Ford garage. The parade will move down East Main Street to Daigle Oil Station and will continue down Pleasant Street to the high school. Refreshments will be available in the high school parking lot and VFW Post. For further information, call 834-5862.

HOWLAND – Lee Graham Post 97 will conduct Memorial Day services at 11:45 a.m. Monday, May 28, with the participation of Leveille-Shorey VFW Post 9429, and Knights of Columbus Council 5524 of Lincoln/Howland. Company “B” of the 20th Maine will perform Civil War re-enactments at the following cemeteries:

. 8 a.m. – Seboeis

. 8:30 a.m. – West Enfield

. 8:50 a.m. – Passadumkeag

. 9:10 a.m. – Gould’s Ridge

. 9:40 a.m. – Lowell

. 10:05 a.m. – Enfield

. 10:25 a.m. – Dodlin Road

. 10:45 a.m. – Edinburg

. 11 a.m. – Howland

All units and dignitaries participating in the parade will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Howland Town Park with a parade start of 11:45 a.m. Post 97 Auxiliary will serve breakfast 6:30-7:30 a.m. for all participating in the Memorial Day honors to the cemeteries. Hot dogs and refreshments will also be available at the American Legion Mini Park beginning at 10 a.m.

PROSPECT – Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 28. The parade will form one mile south of the intersection of Route 1A and Route 174 by Ray Webb’s barn and begin at noon. The Jerry W. Dobbins American Legion Post 157 from Sandy Point and Stockton will lead off, along with the honor cars carrying veterans and veterans’ widows Lurline Webb, Vivian Smart and Rebecca Maguire. The Bucksport Middle School band will play during the parade and again at the Veterans Memorial in the center of town. The parade will make a short stop at Maple Grove Cemetery for the flag raising and a salute by the American Legion, then continue to the center of town for Memorial Day services.

OLD TOWN – Old Town VFW Post 3381 and the Ladies Auxiliary invites people to refreshments at 9 a.m. and a parade at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 28. The parade will leave the VFW Post and proceed as follows: First observance at the Bradley cemetery; second observance at the memorial in Milford Park; third observance at the Memorial Park in Old Town; fourth observance at the Veterans Memorial on Indian Island; last observance at the Memorial at the VFW on Water Street. If you can’t make them all, try to be at one of them to show that you honor our departed veterans.

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