FARMINGTON – A Memorial Day service at the American Legion Post 28 begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday with guest speaker, Iraq veteran Adam Cote.

Post Chaplin Robert Stevens will offer prayer and Jim Harris will sing the “Star Spangled Banner.” The Color Guard will post the colors at the start of the service and retire the colors following the benediction.

Prior to the service the Color Guard will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at 9 a.m. at the WWI Memorial.

A wreath-laying ceremony at the Post’s Memorial will follow the service.

The annual parade is set to begin at approximately 10 a.m. starting from the Post at the corner of High and Middle streets. The parade will go up High Street to Anson then left on to Anson down to Meetinghouse Park on Main Street where wreaths will be presented to the Civil War, WWII and Veterans memorials.

From there, the parade goes down Main Street to Riverside Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony, song and firing-squad exercise. Firing-squad members are from Hosmer-Edwards Post 117 in Wilton.

The parade will exit the cemetery and disperse at the Farmington Fire Station.

A light lunch will be served by the Auxiliary in the downstairs area of the Post directly after the parade. All are welcome to the lunch and all the events.

JAY – A Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. starting at Ranor’s Plumbing on Main Street. Participants in the parade will line up at 9 a.m.

From there the parade will proceed through Chisholm to Livermore Falls stopping at monuments for wreath-layings then on to the park in Livermore Falls and ends at the Methodist Church.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS and American Legion organizations will decorate departed veterans’ grave sites in cemeteries in Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls and Fayette beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The VFW Post 3335 in Jay will host a chicken barbecue following the parade. It will be served starting at noon and costs $7. All are welcome.

WELD – A Memorial Day parade beginning at 1 p.m. Monday will start at the town hall and proceed to the library and monuments, said Fred England, American Post 203 commander.

Veterans, whether members of the Post or not, are welcome to march in the parade that also features the Old Crow Band and some model cars, horses and fire truck, he said.

A wreath-laying ceremony and speaking parts will take place at the library. All are welcome to the event, he added.

RANGELEY – A Memorial Day parade will be held on Sunday, May 24, in Rangeley. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall and proceeds to the Memorial.


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