Special services to be held for Armed Forces Day May 22


LEWISTON — The U.S.S. Canberra Association, in conjunction with area veterans’ organizations, will conduct special services for Armed Forces Day at noon Saturday, May 22, at the Veterans Memorial Park. The service will be held rain or shine.

In 1950 the president of the United States proclaimed the third Saturday of May as Armed Forces Day which marks the unification of our several military services and the creation of the Department of Defense as provided by the National Security Act of 1947. Armed Forces Day is intended to symbolize unification and demonstrate the close-working relationship of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the Reserves.

The program will be as follows: Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” by the assembly; Invocation by Rev. Douglas Taylor; History of the U.S. Marine Corps by Roland Cyr, past commandant of Central Maine Marine Corps League; Remarks from visiting dignitaries and State Legislature representatives; Proclamation by Jerry DerBoghosian; Singing of “God Bless America” by the assembly.

For more information, call Jerry DerBoghosian at 782-5700 or 353-7435.