READFIELD — A ceremony honoring Civil War veterans will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Readfield Corner Cemetery on Church Road.

Members of the Third Maine Infantry, a group of Civil War re-enactors, will participate.

The special remembrance will begin at 10 a.m. From the cemetery the Third Maine will lead the way to Asa Gile Hall at 8 Old Kents Hill Road for a closing ceremony at 11 a.m. honoring all veterans of the U.S. armed services.

The public is invited to march, and those unable to walk can follow in their vehicles. Cub Scout Pack 622 and Girl Scout Troop 1701 will participate in the march and ceremony.

The Third Maine will give two musket volleys along the way, at the cemetery and outside Gile Hall.

Afterward, a free soup, bread and dessert luncheon will be served in Fellowship Hall at the Readfield United Methodist Church on Route 17 in Kents Hill village. Capt. Matthew Bray and 1st Sgt. Robert Pierce of the Third Maine will give a presentation about the regiment.

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Parking for those starting at the cemetery is available at the old fairgrounds parking lot or in the north end of the cemetery.

The Readfield Historical Society, Board of Selectmen and United Methodist Church are planning the event.

FMI: 207-441-9184 or [email protected]

Medical steward Richard Cylik, left, and surgeon Maj. Scott Scoggins, both of the the Third Maine Infantry, a Civil War re-enactment group, participate in a ceremony.

Members of the Third Maine Infantry, a Civil War re-enactment group, participate in a ceremony. From left are Pvt. Thomas Pinette, 1st Sgt. Robert Pierce, drummer David McCusker, Capt. Matt Bray and fifer Monica McCusker.


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