LEWISTON — The L&A Veterans Council will hold the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, May 27. The parade will form at Kennedy Park at 8:30 a.m. and will leave at 9:30.

The council is asking anyone interested to participate, such as musical units, honor or color guards, marching units, antique cars, military units or vehicles, military cadets, Boy and Girl Scouts, fraternal organizations, cars, vans and trucks representing different clubs, police, sheriff and fire departments.

Following the parade, a Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Main Street. The council will unveil the 29th stone carrying 216 names. The unveiling will be done by a four-star retired general.

The council is asking the chaplains of all veterans posts to be there to name the members each post has lost during the past year. A new polished granite bench will be unveiled.

The member organization of L&A Veterans Council are: American Legion, Post 22 of Lewiston; Post 135 of Sabattus; Post 153 of Auburn; AMVETS Post 6 and Auxiliary of New Gloucester; Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11; Franco American Veterans Post 31 of Lewiston; Marine Corps League of Central Maine; Military Order of the Purple Heart; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1603 of Auburn and Post 9150 of Lewiston.

The new officers of the council are: Chairman, Jerry Dewitt; co-chairman, Norm Cote; secretary, Helen Taylor; treasurer, Cecile Burgoyne; and adviser Bert Dutil.

FMI: 207-576-0376, 207-786-2305.

The L&A Veterans Council representatives pictured are, from left, seated, Don Dube, Jerry Dewitt, Norm Cote, Helen Taylor and Arthur Roy; and, standing, Al Landry, Carl Haskel, Norm Bussiere, Moe Fournier, Bert Dutil, Cecile Burgoyne and Don Gosselin.

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