NORWAY – Parades and other services will recognize the nation’s veterans over the upcoming holiday weekend.

On Sunday, the Maine Veterans Home in Paris will hold a service at 2 p.m. Refreshments and tours of the facility will be offered.

Several towns will host Memorial Day events on Monday. In Norway, a parade will begin at 9 a.m. and proceed from Advertiser Square to Veterans Memorial Park, where services, including music, guest speakers, and readings will be held. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at the Stone-Smart American Legion Hall.

In Paris, a parade will proceed from the courthouse on Western Avenue down Main Street to the Riverside Cemetery, where services will be held. Services will conclude with light refreshments at the American Legion Hall on Church Street, where services will be held in case of bad weather.

The American Legion will hold an observance ceremony at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Rayville Road and Route 121 in Otisfield, and a parade will leave the Oxford Elementary School at 9 a.m. and proceed to the cemetery on King Street. A short observance and refreshments at the Post Home will follow the parade.

The Bethel services will begin with a parade at 11 a.m., which will proceed from Railroad Street to the town common, where services will be held. The parade will also briefly stop at the town’s Civil War monument to recognize its 100th anniversary.

In Greenwood, a parade will step out from the American Legion on Gore Road at 9 a.m. and hold services at the town monument on Main Street, Mt. Abram Cemetery and East Bethel Cemetery. The Legion will also join with Woodstock’s parade, which starts at 1 p.m. at the Honor Roll near the Grange Hall and proceeds to Lakeside Cemetery. Greenwood’s services will be held at the American Legion hall in the event of inclement weather.

In Harrison, a parade will form at 9 a.m. at the United Parish Congregational Church. It will be followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. at the church, which will include a presentation of medals.

In West Paris, a parade will start at 11 a.m. at the American Legion building and end at the same location, with services along the route.

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