MIA airman coming home

Second Lt. George Hout of Bar Harbor.

BAR HARBOR — A Bar Harbor airman who went missing during World War II will be laid to rest with full military honors in Ledgelawn Cemetery over Memorial Day weekend.

The ceremony for Second Lieutenant George Hout, MIA since September 1944, is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 24. Bar Harbor Congregational Church Interim Pastor, Reverend Keith Bowie will lead the service.

Organizers are expecting Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage, and American Legion State Commander John Hargreaves, along with local Legion Paul Durost and Legion Auxiliary Vice President Ann Durost. The Bar Harbor Boy Scouts, American Legion members, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Riders, and Patriot Guard Riders are also expected.

All interested parties are welcome to attend a reception for Hout at the George Edwin Kirk American Legion Post 25 on Cottage Street following the ceremony.

On Monday, May 26, at 10 a.m., Legion Auxiliary members will join the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring a Memorial Day remembrance at the town pier. Events include a wreath laying ceremony in Frenchman Bay and a speech from special guest and Bar Harbor native Matt Dunlap, Maine’s Secretary of State. Tinker Bunker will be master of ceremonies.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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