Memorial Day events

MONDAY

Andover: A Memorial Day observance will take place at 9 a.m. on the Common. The Knights of Pythias will present the service.

Auburn: A Decoration Day remembrance ceremony will be held at noon at Oak Hill Cemetery, off Riverside Drive. Members of the American Legion, VFW and city officials will conduct a service.

Bethel: A Memorial Day parade will line up on Mechanic Street at 10:30 a.m. and start at 10:45 a.m., proceeding up Main Street to the Common. A ceremony will begin there at 11 a.m. with a color guard, firing squad, Mahoosuc Band and speaker. Veterans, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will also participate.

Buckfield: A Memorial Day parade will start at 9 a.m. at the Town Office. Following the parade will be a dedication at the Veterans Memorial at the Zadoc Long Free Library.

East Bethel: A service will take place at 11 a.m. at the East Bethel Cemetery on the Middle Intervale Road.

Farmington:  The Roderick Crosby American Legion Post 28 service is at 9 a.m. at the WW I monument; 9:30 a.m. service at Post Home at High and Middle streets; parade begins at 10 a.m. from the Post Home to Meetinghouse Park on Main Street and the cemetery in back of the courthouse off Anson Street.

Fayette: Services will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Fayette Memorial in Fayette.

Greenwood: A parade will leave the parking lot of the former restaurant on Route 26 in Locke Mills village at 9 a.m. There will be a brief service at the veterans monument before the procession goes to the Locke Mills Union Church for a service. The speaker will be Tom Winsor. Refreshments will be served afterward at the American Legion post. If it's rainy, the observance will take place in the Legion hall.

Harrison: The parade will form at the United Parish Congregational Church and step off at 9 a.m. Following the parade and services at the Memorial Park, about 10 a.m., there will be a church service at the United Parish Congregational Church. The guest speaker is Pat Grant, the American Legion Auxiliary 1st District president. Ice cream will be served after the parade.

Jay/Livermore Falls: Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. beginning at Memco on Main Street in Jay.

Services will also be held at 6:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 3335 in Jay.

Services are planned at 7 a.m. at the Livermore Falls Memorial Bridge on Route 4; at 7:20 a.m. at the Livermore Veterans Memorial on Route 4; at 7:45 a.m. at the Jay POW/MIA Bridge; at 8:15 a.m. at Jay Hill Cemetery off Route 4; and at 8:45 a.m. at the VFW Post 3335.

Leeds: Services will be held at about 1 p.m. at the Leeds Memorial in Leeds Center at the corner of Route 106 and Church Road. Representatives of the Amvets and the VFW will be assisting with the service.

Lewiston/Auburn — The L-A Veterans Council canceled Saturday's Memorial Day parade and dedication ceremony due to weather. The council, in cooperation with Schooner Estates, held a brief dedication ceremony at Veterans Park on Friday at 11:30 a.m. to place wreaths on memorial stones.

Lisbon Falls: Memorial Day parade kicks off at 9 a.m. at Crafts Auto Sales.

Mechanic Falls: At 9 a.m., a parade sets off from American Legion Post 150 in downtown Mechanic Falls and proceeds to Maple Grove Cemetery for a service.

New Gloucester: Memorial Day parade kicks off at 9 a.m. from the Amvets Hall.

Norway: Memorial Day parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Advertiser-Democrat Block on Main Street.

Oxford: Memorial Day parade will start at  9 a.m. at the Oxford Elementary School, march up Pleasant Street to King Street and then on to the Anderson-Staples Post 112 Legion Hall where a memorial ceremony will be held. The post will be opened after the parade for refreshments.

Paris: Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. in front of the courthouse on Western Avenue. The parade will go down Main Street past Riverside Cemetery and Market Square before returning to the courthouse.

Rumford/Mexico: The Napoleon Ouellette Post 24 American Legion will observe Memorial Day with a parade that begins at 10 a.m. from the legion parking lot across from Rite Aid Pharmacy on upper Congress Street. The parade will travel to the Rotary Memorial Green on Route 2 in Rumford for a ceremony, then continue on Route 2 to the Memorial Green in Mexico for a ceremony.

Sabattus: Memorial Day parade begins at 11 a.m. at the American Legion. The Oak Hill High School and Middle School bands will perform.

Turner: A veterans tribute will take place at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Monument in Turner Village.

Wilton: Memorial Day Service begins at 9 a.m. at the monument on Main Street.

Woodstock: A ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Honor Roll near the Grange Hall. It is sponsored by the Bryant Pond Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Following the service, there will be a parade to Lakeside Cemetery.

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Randall Pond's picture

Thank you

for posting these events. So sad they couldn't do a parade here in Lewiston. Why was it moved to Saturday before Memorial Day?

Why not on Memorial Day?

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