LEWISTON — Kent Mayerson played taps for the Lewiston Auburn Memorial Day Parade and unveiling ceremony held at the Veterans Memorial Park this year.

“Mayerson is the youngest and only Boy Scout that ever played taps at a military commemorative event held at the Veterans Memorial Park since its inception,” said Paul R. Bernard, public relations officer for the William J. Rogers post 153 and 3rd District, Department of Maine.

The 26th Veterans Memorial Stone, engraved with the Cold War logo, has been unveiled. Now there are nearly 5,500 veterans’ names, including those on the WWI stone, stated Bernard.

The LA Veterans Council is now accepting applications for the 27th Veterans Memorial Stone.

Any man or woman who has served honorably in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves or Merchant Marines is eligible to have their name inscribed. The only prerequisite is that they have either a copy of their DD-214 or certificate of honorable discharge with proof of service.

The project is intended to honor those who served.

To fill out an application, contact Normand Cote, 11 Pineland St., Lewiston, ME 04240 or call 207-782-1725. He may also be reached by email at [email protected]

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