JAY – The Memorial Day Committee for the towns of Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls and Fayette will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the VFW Hall to finalize plans for the parade.

Anyone who is interested in having a float, marching unit or decorated truck is welcome. Anyone who would like to be in the parade or has questions should call Neree Simoneau at 645-2346 or Norman Chabot at 897-5003.

Parade organizers would like to see more veterans march in the parade, if possible, and all are welcome.

Organizers ask that all traffic be stopped during each service prior to the parade, and they require that no sirens or horns be blown during the parade, as it is a Memorial Day parade.

Lineup for the services will take place at 6:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall for all veterans from the VFW, American Legion, Amvets or any veteran who would like to participate in the services before the parade.

Services prior to the parade will be held at the Livermore Falls Memorial Bridge at 7 a.m., with a ceremony by the Amvets; at the Livermore Veterans Memorial at 7:30 a.m., with a ceremony by the American Legion; Jay Hill at 8 a.m., with a program by Dot White, Hyla Friedman and Jay residents; and at the Jay POW/MIA Bridge at 8:20, with a ceremony by the VFW.

Lineup for the parade will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. at the MEMCO Building on Main Street with the parade beginning at 10.

During the parade services will be held at the Chisholm Square World War II Monument, with a program and ceremony by the VFW; Richardson Cemetery Monument, with ceremony by Amvets; Grand Army of the Republic Monument, with ceremony by the American Legion; World War II and World War I Monument in Livermore Falls Park, with prayer by the Knights of Columbus and a guest speaker; fire, police and emergency services, Livermore Falls park program and wreath-laying by local departments.

Following the parade, services will take place at Fayette Veterans Memorial at 12:15 p.m., with a ceremony by the American Legion, and a Post 3335 wreath-laying at 12:45 p.m., with a ceremony by VFW.


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