In 2021, the 3rd Maine Infantry volunteers lead some of those who marched from Readfield Corner Cemetery to Gile Hall. The Readfield Community Library can be seen in the background. Submitted photo

READFIELD — An event honoring all veterans is set for Friday, Nov. 11, planned by members of Readfield’s historical society, select board, United Methodist Church and the 3rd Maine Infantry Civil War re-enactors.

All are welcome to join in for this special remembrance and honoring of those who have served or currently serve in the U.S. Armed Services, according to a news release from Dale Potter Clark, secretary, Readfield Historical Society.

Participants should gather at 10 a.m. at the Readfield Corner Cemetery on Church Road for a remembrance of some veterans whose memorials and graves are there. Parking is available at the Old Fairgrounds parking lot or in the north end of the Readfield Corner Cemetery.

From the cemetery, the 3rd Maine will lead the way to Asa Gile Hall at 8 Old Kents Hill Road for a closing ceremony at 11 a.m. in honor of all veterans. All are invited to march along; those who are not able to walk that far can follow in their vehicles. The 3rd Maine will fire two musket volleys along the way, at the cemetery and outside Gile Hall.

Following the ceremony, free bag lunches will be distributed at Gile Hall by members of the Readfield United Methodist Church .

For more information, call 207-441-9184 or email [email protected].

 

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