LEWISTON — The L & A Veterans Council is seeking applications to add names to one of the memorial stones in Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street. There are presently 20 stones with 216 names each. The group hopes to unveil the 21st stone on Memorial Day weekend.

Annually, the council organizes three major events: the Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Saturday, May 28; Flag Day for disposal of old American flags at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Veterans Park; and the Musical Tribute to Veterans and Pass in Review by dozens of honor and color guards on Friday, Nov. 11, at the armory.

Monuments in Veterans Memorial Park by Longley Bridge now include: “Price of Freedom,” “World War I” plate from the old Lewiston High School, the “City Monument,” “U.S.S. Maine” and the “Gold Star Mothers, 20-foot Star,” nine polish granite benches and a Navy Gus and Anchor. In the half circle of the 20 stones is an identification plate with abbreviations concerning the stones, and all have an emblem or logo representing either a flag, military or veterans organizations.

For any information, contact the L & A Veterans Council, P.O. Box 2316, Lewiston, ME 04241.


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