AUGUSTA — A Memorial Day celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Side Boat Landing.
The event, hosted by the Kennebec County Republican Committee, will feature participation by veterans from Maine Veterans’ Home, American Legion, a wreath-laying in the Kennebec River, Cub Scout Pack 684, Mayor William Stokes, Maine Emergency Management Agency Director Robert McAleer, and Republic legislative candidate and veteran Corey Wilson.
The park is below Fort Western, on the Kennebec River.
The event is being held Saturday, instead of Memorial Day itself on Monday, so it doesn’t conflict with other events and plans, so more people will have a chance to come, according to Larry Jaye Robinson-Handley, of Augusta, an organizer of the event.
AUGUSTA — A ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road.
The ceremony is sponsored by AMVETS Service Organization.
AUGUSTA — American Legion Post 2 members will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the post home on Capitol Street Extension and travel to area cemeteries for wreath layings from 10 to 11 a.m.
Participants will return to the post after the services for a light lunch and music by Neil Avcollie. All are welcome. For more information, call 622-2194.
AUGUSTA — A 5K road race, “Miles for Mills,” will begin at 8 a.m. Monday on the track at Cony High School.
There will be breakfast, free massages, and raffle items. The Army National Guard will provide support at the event, which has more than 250 registered participants so far. Registration begins at 7 a.m.
BELGRADE — A service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Old Town House.
DRESDEN — The Lincoln County Historical Association will host its 58th Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Pownalborough Courthouse.
The Rev. Bruce Alexander of Dresden will lead the service, assisted by a living history re-enactment group.
There will be a service at the court house cemetery followed by a raising of colors and gun salute.
FAYETTE — A Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Town Office and Veterans’ Memorial.
The ceremony will be conducted by Don Simoneau of Fayette.
GARDINER — A parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday followed by a dedication ceremony at the City Common for those who dedicated their time and money to the “Flags Across Gardiner” effort.
The 76 flags were purchased with donations from residents and business owners. The flags were assembled by members of Boy Scout Troop 672 and placed throughout the city by volunteers including: Don McFarland, Ben McFarland, David Lucas and Garrett Lucas of McFarland Electric; Chuck Smith and Tim Somes of Hickey Tree Service; Dan Nadeau and Alex Nadeau of DB Nadeau Construction; Patrick Wright of
Gardiner Main Street; Jim Keenan; and Scott Morelli, Chuck Applebee, Mike Minkowsky, Nate Rudy, Dee Berglund and Robin Plourde, all of the City of Gardiner.
LITCHFIELD — A 9 a.m. parade on Monday will leave from the Fire Station and travel to the Litchfield Plains Cemetery, where a 10 a.m. ceremony will feature music and speeches.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 181 will honor several members. They are:
* Fay Smith of Litchfield has spent more than 50 years collecting donations, gifts, and toys for veterans at Togus to give their loved ones and families at Christmas time.
* Mary A. Stoddard, 89, the auxiliary’s oldest active member, currently serves as sergeant-at-arms and is a past president. She is a World War II veteran and also attends American Legion Post 181 meetings, previously serving as commander and post adjutant.
* Madelyn “Patty” Harvey has been president of the auxiliary for 28 years.
* and Joyce Heussler, who served as historian for 27 years, retiring in 2011.
MONMOUTH — Monmouth American Legion Post 204 will offer a Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday, starting at 9 a.m. Monday at North Monmouth Community Church.
The parade will travel to the monument on the lake before reconvening at Cumston Hall at approximately 10:30 a.m. and heading to the veterans monument across from the police station.
A memorial service at the monument will follow. There will be singers, a memorial rifle and musket salute and Rep. Melvin Newendike, R-Litchfield, will speak.
For more information, call Commander Richard Burnham at 933-2630.
SIDNEY — Memorial Day festivities will include a parade and celebration from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday on the Blake Road.
There will be a ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Town Office. Maine National Guard Gen. Bill Libby will preside and Lt. Col. Peter Ogden will present Maine State Service Medals and awards. There will be a short parade, bagpiper and color guard. All are welcome.
SOMERVILLE — American Legion Post 205 will offer Memorial Day services at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Sand Hill Cemetery, Sand Hill Road.
TOGUS — The VA Maine Healthcare System will conduct a Memorial Day observance at 8 a.m. Monday in the Togus VA National Cemetery.
The observance will include presenting the colors, benedictions, Maine Honor Guard and placing wreaths in both sections of the cemetery.
All are welcome. Participants will meet in the Building 205 parking lot at 7:45 a.m. prior to departing for the ceremonies.
WHITEFIELD — The annual Memorial Day Program — this year’s theme is the Civil War — will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Town House on Town House Road.
Sponsored by the Whitefield Historical Society, the program will feature vocal and instrumental music, cannon firing and a flag raising ceremony.
Maine National Guardsmen will participate. Refreshments will be served.
WINTHROP — A parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. Marchers will line up at 9:30 a.m. at the top of Main Street.