Town continues twin Memorial Day ceremonies
Lincolnville — The rain that was predicted held off until evening Monday, May 26, bringing smiles to the faces of those lining Route 52 for the annual Memorial Day celebration, which contained the usual blend of solemnity and fun.
Starting from the new Lincolnville Community Library, the parade headed north on Route 52, with the Honor Guard pausing before the Lincolnville Honor Roll veterans memorial to pay tribute to the town's fallen with the laying of a wreath by World War II veteran Charles Loper. The parade turned onto Route 235 at the Petunia Pump and headed to Lincolnville Central School for a brief concluding ceremony with music by the Camden Rockport Regional High School Band and the Lincolnville Band and remarks by Fire Chief Ben Hazen, a staff sergeant in the Army Reserves. American Legion Post 30 Adjutant Ray Lewis was the master of ceremonies.
The Camden Hills Band played the national anthem and the Navy Hymn.
As there was last year, there was also a ceremony at Lincolnville Beach, with the Honor Guard firing a salute and Loper placing a wreath into Frohock Brook in memory of service members lost at sea.
Sarah E. Reynolds is copy editor for the Courier Gazette and Camden Herald.
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