Veterans, family members and friends gathered at Faith Temple Church Sunday for the church's annual service of remembrance, honoring the thousands of servicemen and women who, since the American Civil War, have sacrificed all for the freedoms we enjoy.

Veterans from Camden War Memorial American Legion Post 30 of Camden furnished the color guard this year. Greeting people at the door, and then presenting the national colors, were Navy Petty Officer 2C Everett Fizer, a Korean era veteran; Airman 1st Class Rosey Gerry, who served in the U.S. Air Force in 1967; and Petty Officer 2nd Class Clair Fields, a Navy veteran of Vietnam, all of Lincolnville.

Holly Parker of Brooks, who served in Afghanistan with the Maine 133rd Army National Guard, led the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem. Accompanying her at the service were her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton of Brooks. Bob Hamilton is an Army veteran who served in Vietnam.

About 20 veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force took turns standing as the Armed Forces Medley played their respective anthems.

Discussing some 82,000 U.S. military personnel still missing in action from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, including 478 from Maine, Navy veteran Joy Asuncion introduced Lesleann Holland of Belfast, whose great uncle, Tech Sgt. Wilbur R. York, went down over China in 1945. Holland read the famous poem, "In Flanders Fields," written by Lt. John McCrae, a Canadian army doctor in World War I. His poem popularized the distribution of "remembrance poppies" in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere in the world.

Donna and Rex Brookings of Scarborough together wrapped Korean War veteran Dana Skinner, 90, of Belfast in a Quilt of Valor. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is "to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor." Donna represents the Maine Quilts of Valor program.