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MEMORIAL DAY PARADES
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NEWPORT
The Newport VFW Post #11191 and the Barrows Skidgel American Legion Post #105 will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th starting at 10 AM. Line-up begins at 9 AM in front of Gilman’s Electric on Main Street. The parade step off begins at 10 AM sharp. The Nokomis JROTC will lead the parade with the National Colors. Parade organizers request that everyone show the proper respect due, by rising as the flags pass by with your hand over your heart or a proper hand salute. The Sebasticook Valley Middle School and Somerset Valley Middle School marching bands will provide the music. This year’s Grand Marshall will be Gary Braley. The parade will stop on the Donald Sidney Skidgel Memorial Bridge, where the National Anthem will be played, prayer, dropping of the ceremonial wreath, 21 gun salute and taps will commence. The parade will end at Newport American Legion Post 105 Hall on North Street. After the parade, there will be a park dedication behind the American Legion. The Legion will officially name the park, Veterans Memorial Park. Cake will be served and all are welcome to attend.

DOVER-FOXCROFT
Chadbourne-Merrill American Legion Post #29 of Dover-Foxcroft will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th at 10 AM. The parade will begin in front of Dave’s World, with the procession moving to Monument Square for a memorial, then continues over the bridge with a Wreath Ceremony for those military members who passed away at sea. The Foxcroft Marching Band will take part in the parade along with local organizations and businesses. All are welcome to attend.

SANGERVILLE
Stott-Flanders American Legion Post #165 of Sangerville and Conner-Trafton American Legion Post #119 of Guilford will be hosting a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th at 8:30 AM. The parade will line-up at the Old Mill and proceed to the bridge for a laying of the wreath ceremony and end at the Village Cemetery with another wreath laying ceremony. The community is invited to attend.

GUILFORD
Conner-Trafton American Legion Post #119 of Guilford and Stott-Flanders American Legion Post #165 of Sangerville will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th beginning at 9:30 AM. The parade will start at the Elmwood Cemetery and proceed to the bridge for a wreath laying ceremony and end at the Veterans Memorial with a second wreath laying ceremony. All are welcome to attend.

ABBOT
Stott-Flanders American Legion Post #165 of Sangerville and Conner-Trafton American Legion Post #119 of Guilford will be hosting a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th starting at 10:30 AM. The parade will begin at the Town Office and end at the Veteran’s Memorial. The community is invited to attend.

PITTSFIELD
The Burns W. Knowlton Jr. American Legion Post 32 of Pittsfield will hold the annual Pittsfield Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th, beginning at 10 AM. The parade will form-up beginning at 9 AM at the Insource Renewables Parking Lot (formerly The Corner Cupboard) on North Main Street. The Warsaw Middle School Band will march and provide music under the direction of Marissa Weinstein. The parade will pause on the bridge to honor those who died at sea by throwing a wreath into the water after a brief prayer. The march will continue South on Main Street, halting at the Veterans’ Park where a wreath will be laid at the Veterans’ Memorial after which a bugler will sound Taps. The parade will continue South across the railroad tracks and halting at the Pittsfield Memorial Library. There a wreath will be laid at the foot of the Civil War Statue, as Reverend Scott Jones delivers a prayer preceding a brief concert by the Maine Central Institute Band under the direction of Dean Neal. The march will resume, proceeding southward, and turn left on Peltoma Avenue to continue the march to The Village Cemetery where the Warsaw Band will conclude its concert and the parade will be dismissed. A Color Guard consisting of four US Marines in their dress blues will be provided by Company “A”, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, the Marine Reserve Unit stationed in Brunswick, Maine. Other marching units will include Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Campfire Girls. Cars will be available for Veterans who would like to participate. At parade’s end, all participants are welcome to proceed to the Elks Club for hot dogs and other refreshments. Anyone with questions can contact Colonel Michael Wyly, U.S. Marine Corps (retired) of American Legion Post 32, cell phone 207-341-0675.

DEXTER
Carter-Dulac Memorial VFW Post #4298 and Poulliot-Seavey Post #53 of The American Legion will be holding their Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th at 10 AM. The parade assembly will be starting at the municipal parking lot behind Bangor Savings Bank. The parade will exit the parking lot onto lower Main Street, proceed up Main Street to the traffic light, turn onto Church Street and march to Dam Street to the Veterans Memorial Park, where there will be a brief memorial. Following the memorial services at the park, the parade will re-assemble on Dam and Grove Streets and march back to the starting point. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will serve lunch after the parade at the VFW home on Cedar Street. All are invited to attend.

HARTLAND
Steeves - McCormack American Legion Post #141 in Hartland/St. Albans will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th at 9 AM. The Nokomis Regional High Senior and Junior bands will provide the parade music. Area veterans, from any town in central Maine, are invited to join the people of Hartland for this year’s parade. Veterans are also invited and encouraged to ride in the parade. Transportation will be provided on the parade route for area veterans.

ST. ALBANS
Steeves - McCormack American Legion Post #141 in St. Albans/Hartland has organized a Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28th at 10 AM. The Nokomis Regional High Senior and Junior bands will provide the parade music. Veterans in the Central Maine area are invited to join the people of St. Albans for this year’s parade. Veterans are also invited and encouraged to ride in the parade, where transportation will be provided on the parade route for area veterans that can’t walk the route.

UNITY
Benjamin Berry Post #50 of The American Legion and Auxiliary will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th at 9 AM. The parade will start at the Town office on School Street and proceed to the Pond Cemetery and back to the Town office. All are welcome to attend.

CORINNA
Corinna American Legion Post #73 will be holding a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th beginning at 8:30 AM at the Village Cemetery on the Stetson Road. Parade units will march down Route 222 and take a moment to honor those lost at sea, then proceed down to the Town Hall. There will be a trailer with seats available for veterans that are unable to walk in the parade. The Nokomis Band and Col. Clark with the JROTC Cadets will be in attendance.