LEWISTON – Memorial Day Parade Chairman Don Linscott is looking for more participants for the parade on Monday, May 30, which will form in Kennedy Park at 9:30 a.m.

Linscott said, “The response to date has been very disappointing, especially during this particular time, when you would think people would go out of their way to honor our dead on the one day annually set aside by our government.”

Responding have been the Capt. Frank W. Hulett 1603 Post, VFW, and Auxiliary and American Legion Post 153 and Auxiliary, both of Auburn; Disabled American Veterans 11, Franco American War Veterans 31 and Auxiliary of Lewiston; Daughters of American Revolution; and the Auburn Middle School and Edward Little High School bands.

There will be color guards from the Lewiston Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard base in South Portland and the Auburn Girl Scouts.

Those who would like to be included can call Linscott at 784-3024, e-mail [email protected] or fax 784-3024. Linscott said he would like to know how many marchers, how many vehicles and whether anyone has special needs.

The Edward Little High School band director has asked the L/A Veterans Association “to consider changing the parade to Saturdays of Memorial Day weekend so they could get more parent and student involvement.” The question will be brought up at the L/A Veterans Association meeting Thursday, May 5.

The American Legion Post 153 of New Auburn has announced it will have an open house after the parade at the post home, 71 South Main St., Auburn, and the Capt. Frank W. Hulett 1603 Post, VFW, will hold open house at 1 p.m. at 588 Minot Ave.

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