Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Veterans Breakfast

BROOKS — The community will honor veterans with its annual breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Varney Building. All are welcome.


BELFAST ― Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. with the laying of a wreath at Frank D. Hazeltine American Legion Post 43, 143 Church St., followed by a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.”

9:20 a.m. Service at Randall Collins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3108, 34 Field St., with a wreath-laying, 21-gun salute and “Taps.”

9:45 a.m. Services in Grove Cemetery at the Hazeltine, Randall and Collins memorials with wreaths, 21-gun salutes and “Taps.”

10:30 a.m. Parade forms at Renys Shopping Center parking lot.

11 a.m. Parade steps off and travels from Renys to the Belfast waterfront for a final memorial service.

SEARSMONT ― All veterans are encouraged to be part of Searsmont’s Memorial Day parade, either by marching or by sitting on the viewing stand, which is wheelchair-accessible.

Parade participants are asked to assemble at the Community Building at 8 a.m. All roads into the village will be closed at 8:30 a.m., and the parade starts at 9 a.m.

The parade route follows Route 131 from the Community Building to the Post Office. The community is invited to come and pay tribute to those service members who sacrificed their lives for our country, and to honor the veterans who have served our nation.

To join the parade or to get further information, call the Town Office at 342-5411.

UNITY ― The Memorial Day parade begins at the Town Office at 9 a.m. It will travel up School Street and along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial at the Historical Society, where American Legion Benjamin Berry Post 50 will lay a wreath.

The parade will then turn down Kanokolus for a second wreath-laying and the playing of “Taps,” and then will return to the Town Office.

Cone'Z will award five gift certificates for prizes for the five best-decorated bicycles in the parade.

STOCKTON SPRINGS ― Organized by the American Legion Jerry W. Dobbins Post 157, the Memorial Day parade is expected to start at Just Barb’s restaurant at 10 a.m. and travel downtown.

BROOKS & JACKSON — Following the Veterans Breakfast in Brooks, American Legion Grant-Staples Post 183 begins the first of four ceremonies honoring servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, placing a flower at the memorial stone in front of the First Congregational Church and playing "Taps." The group then will place a flower in the river, honoring Navy dead, followed by similar ceremonies at the Fire Department and behind Town Hall.

The Legionnaires next depart for Jackson, where ceremonies continue at the Jackson Veterans Memorial in front of the Town Office. The Legionnaires then move on to Monroe.

MONROE ― Organized by the Monroe Lions Club, Memorial Day festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a parade along Main Street to the fairgrounds. American Legion Grant-Staples Post 183 of Brooks will participate, placing flowers along the parade route.

A chicken barbecue follows with chicken, coleslaw, rolls, chips and cookies, served until it’s all gone. There will be children’s games with prizes, hot dogs, French fries, ice cream, pies, flea market tables, vendors and lots of family fun!

LIBERTY — Parade marchers are asked to be at Walker Elementary School at 10:30 a.m. to line up. The parade will start at 11 a.m., proceeding down Main Street.

PROSPECT ― The Prospect Memorial Day parade begins at noon. The parade will travel from the old Webb house on Route 1 through the town of Prospect with Boston Post Cane recipient Vivian Smart as grand marshal. The Prospect Fire Department and Jerry W. Dobbins American Legion Post 157 of Stockton Springs will be participating.

A memorial service will follow around 12:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial in the center of town. Max Provencher will preside. State Rep. Sherman Hutchins, R-Penobscot, and Pastor Raymond Hedgpath will be speaking.

The Fire Department will host a hot dog and hamburger cookout afterwards. Donations for the Fire Department would be appreciated.

Memorial Day Dinner

LIBERTY ― The Order of the Eastern Star will serve a Memorial Day dinner May 27 at noon at Liberty Lodge Hall, 110 W. Main St. Suggested donation is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and $20 for families.

The menu includes ham, turkey, baked beans, casseroles, salads, rolls, beverages and pies.

Antique Auto Show

BANGOR ― From noon to 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, Solstice Senior Living is sponsoring an Antique and Classic Car Show at 922 Ohio St. to benefit Maine Troop Greeters and Honor Flight Maine.

The show will feature Greater Bangor Motor Club and Central Maine Street Rods with Model T’s, ’40s Jeeps, ’60s Mustangs, and classic hot rods. Vote for your favorite car; trophies will be awarded for Veterans’ Choice and Best in Show.

Lunch will be available from noon to 1:30 p.m. with hot dogs and hamburgers with all the extras. Music: Dance or sit back and listen, 2 to 3 p.m. Donation: $10 per person. Raffle at 1:45 p.m. Call to reserve a ticket: 262-9600.