Lewiston's Memorial Day Parade cancelled

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Robert Rich, a U.S. Navy veteran of Auburn, is reflected in some of the memorial stones at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston on Friday morning during an impromptu Memorial Day ceremony. Saturday's parade was canceled because of the wet-weather forecast. A brief wreath-laying ceremony and a few short speeches were given for a few dozen veterans and supporters in attendance.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Robert Rich, a U.S. Navy veteran of Auburn, is reflected in some of the memorial stones at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston on Friday morning during an impromptu Memorial Day ceremony. Saturday's parade was canceled because of the wet-weather forecast. A brief wreath-laying ceremony and a few short speeches were given for a few dozen veterans and supporters in attendance.

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Thank God that those who gave

Thank God that those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country didn't let a little rain discourage them. ;-)

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Since you like asking me

Personal information---is your name on those granite walls?

FYI--Mine, my dad's, brothers and Uncles are...its Gerard Aripez, USAF.

Have a great Memorial Weekend All!

Thanks and gratitude to all of the Brothers and Sisters that have pledged their "Country First"

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Good to know

That my comments can bring out the worst in some people here.

Whoever put the Disagree mark...you must be really angry towards your mother for banging your head too many times against the toilet bowl rim as she bathed you as a child to make your half-brain so dysfunctional...

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

LOL

We have conjoined twins...that makes a full brain, with much empty space between them...

AL PELLETIER's picture

Make that

Triplets

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Chipper Time

They must be from the same family tree, wait a while and we can cut it down.

AL PELLETIER's picture

Hey Jerry

Talk about confusion. My name is also on one of those stones stating I served with the US Marines in Korea when in fact I served with the US Navy in Vietnam. Oh well, what's done is done.
Bye the way, that guy with half a brain is a lonely, unpopular republican who writes often in this forum and does the "Disagree" thing to my posts too. I find ignorance is pretty easy to ignore.

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

I find ignorance is pretty easy to ignore.

Very true, but then again. It is like a puppy that pisses on the floor and by rubbing their nose in it, eventually makes them learn. But in his case --- Ordinarily people live and learn. -- He just lives.

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Al,

That really makes you older than you are, but experienced...joking..but that does stink---.in contrast my Dad, 22 years Navy, was buried at sea, as he wished, in 1976 outside of Boston. The War Dept sent us the burial plague for the family burial plot in said 1977. The maddening part was my mom called to get it corrected. Who ever it was she spoke to, wanted to have the plague back since we buried him at sea and not in the ground. Ouch! We kept it as it was! Dad would've just laughed!

Yep, I know that person is shallow and a person with hate issues.

But simple things amuse small minds as a thought crosses his but it must have been a long and lonely journey, where he just can only hit the button because the thought leaves him.

Happy Memorial to ya, too.

Amedeo Lauria's picture

Memorial Day Service

I would like to invite folks from Lewiston to join us down the road in Sabattus on Monday, May 27th at 11:00 pm for our Memorial Day parade!

We have a very solemn ceremony and you are invited to participate.

Let's keep our fingers crossed for good weather.

David Marsters's picture

Memorial Day Parade

Good morning Deo. I never heard of the war stopping because of rain or snow and the parade will go on even if it snows!!!!!! It was great to assist the students at Pleasant Hill cemetery placing flags on the graves of military. It was raining, the students didn't complain and when they put a flag in the holder, they would salute and say " thank you for your service" and on to the next one. This will become a yearly project for the students.

Amedeo Lauria's picture

Keep the Faith!

It warms my heart to see these types of events in our communities; youth in service to our country taking time from the day to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Certainly makes other things going on look very small and petty in comparison.

I guess I'm old school, but these traditions mean a lot to me and make the world a more civilized place in which to live and work.

I'm glad we still have teachers and schools that are willing to take on such projects in service to America; to put aside differences of opinion and take a day to honor those who served our country and did not return to their family and friends.

Defend and Serve!

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