A Twin Cities Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 29. After the parade, a veterans memorial stone and a memorial bench will be unveiled at Veterans Memorial Park, as soon as everyone is set up, possibly as early as 10:30 a.m.
The American Legion Riders, Patriot Guard, Rolling Thunder, VFW Riders and United Bikers of Maine riders will lead the parade.
The parade will step off in front of Simones’ Hot Dog Stand at 9:30 a.m. promptly and will head down Lisbon Street to Main Street, take a left on Main Street past the Veterans Memorial Park across the Governor Longley Bridge and turn right around the Hilton Garden Inn, and continuing left passing in front of the Androscoggin County Building and crossing back over the Longley Bridge, disbanding at the Veterans Memorial Park.
All marching units, veterans floats, military and classic vehicles, Lewiston and Auburn police and fire departments and the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department color guard units will meet at Kennedy Park between 8 and 9:30 a.m. The order of the parade will be under the direction of past chairman Bert Dutil.
Veterans marching units, Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Daughters of the American Revolution, Knights of Columbus and ROAR, are all asked to participate. Any patriotic floats are welcomed.
The L&A Veterans Council members, consisting of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AmVets, Disabled American War Veterans, Franco-American War Veterans and Marine Corps League, invite the community to line up on Lisbon and Main streets, as they did in the 1950s and ’60s to support and remember America’s veterans.
Anyone interested in marching or designing a patriotic float or participating in any way should contact Bert Dutil at 786-2305, e-mail [email protected] or contact the chairman at 225-3285 no later than May 25.