LEWISTON – The L & A Veterans Council will honor World War II veterans and unveil two new stones in Veterans Park on Saturday, May 29, after the 9:30 a.m. parade and memorial ceremony.

The World War II veterans who attend must fill out a form to receive a special certificate. They may pick up the forms prior to the parade or prior to the memorial ceremony at the tables. They will then be called up to the podium to receive the certificate and have a photo taken.

The council will unveil two new stones with 432 names on them. Following the World War II ceremony, speakers will include Lewiston Mayor Lionel Guay, Auburn Mayor Normand Guay, Navy Chaplain Don Miller, Franco American War Veterans National Commander Lindy McCallum and National Auxiliary President Fern Ronan.

Carmen Nadeau and Doris Surette will sing. Members of VFW Post 1603 will fire the cannons and “Taps” will be played by members of the Lewiston and Edward Little High School bands.

The parade will include veterans, fraternal and youth organizations, the 309th Army Hospital Reserve Unit, American Legion Post 135 Drum Corps, vans and Corvettes.

World War II veterans who need rides for the parade should contact the parade coordinators, Jerry Dewitt or Willie Danforth.

Also helping will be Maurice Dutil, Arthur Paradis and Maurice Marquis.

The 9:30 a.m. parade route, as in the past, will go from Kennedy Park to Chestnut, Lisbon, Main Street, across Longley Bridge, around Auburn’s Platz Plaza/Esplanade, back across Longley Bridge to Veterans Park for the ceremonies.

In case of rain, the parade will be canceled, while the ceremonies will be held at 10:30 a.m.

To register for the parade or for other information, call Bert Dutil at 786-2305.


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