Towns host Memorial Day observances



BAR HARBOR — A traditional Memorial Day ceremony will be held on the town pier on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m.

Paul Durost of the American Legion George Edwin Kirk Post 25 will serve as master of ceremonies. Representatives of the United States Coast Guard, Bar Harbor Fire Department and local veterans will be on hand for the event.

Major Amy Cartmell of the United States Army will present several medals to Sean Hall in honor of his father, Capt. Walter Hall, who is missing in action from the Vietnam War. Hall will be presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, the Air Medal and the National Defense Service Medal, among others.

Also in attendance will be family members Claudette Boggs, Sherri Hall, Peter and Sally Hall, and Patrick Hall.

The Conners Emerson School band will provide music to open the morning’s service. The ceremony will conclude with members of the Coast Guard laying a wreath overboard in remembrance of all who have died in service to our country.

Following the ceremony, attendees are welcome to enjoy coffee and donuts and take a tour of a U.S. Coast Guard ship.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the George Edwin Kirk American Legion Post 25 building at 70 Cottage St.

Call Alf Anderson at 801-2566, ext. 13.

Southwest Harbor

The American Legion Post 69-sponsored parade begins at 9 a.m. with a ceremony at the Eugene M. Norwood Square at the intersection of Main Street and the Seal Cove Road. From there, the parade travels south on Main Street to the Veteran’s Memorial Park, where the guest speaker will be retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Peter Madeira.

Joe Marshall is scheduled to recite “In Flanders Fields” and Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.”

Northeast Harbor

A Memorial Day parade and ceremony will take place in Northeast Harbor starting on Main Street at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony will follow the parade at The Joseph Musetti Veteran’s Memorial Park on Sea Street. The event is sponsored by the Northeast Harbor American Legion Post 103.

Memorial wreath

The Bar Harbor Garden Club will host a Memorial Day celebration at the Blue Star Marker on Route 3 near the head of the island in Bar Harbor at 1 p.m.

The celebration will honor all men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. The public is invited and encouraged to join.

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