Planning has started for Old Town’s Memorial Day parade, which will be held this year on Monday, May 25.
Last year’s event, the first Memorial Day parade in the city in 50 years, was organized by Dignity Memorial and Birmingham Funeral Home. In a letter sent out at the time announcing the event, Timothy Caliandro said the event would be a means of celebrating veterans and their families with respect, integrity and dignity.
That event was positively received, with hundreds of people turning out for the parade and a ceremony honoring veterans. That has led to the decision to hold the event again this year.
“We’ve just started planning,” said Caliandro. “We’re looking at some new events, such as a 5K, and possibly centering it at Riverfront Park, which can handle more people; we’re also going to look at a change in time so it doesn’t conflict with Bangor’s parade. And we’ll discuss other events as well.”
Caliandro said volunteers are being sought to help with the event, as well as contributions to help defray its costs.
“We’d like to see if there are five or six big businesses that would be willing to help out, at $1,000 apiece,” said Caliandro.
Those who wish to lend a hand or make a contribution may contact Caliandro at 478-8393.

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