4TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY
PROCESSION AND COMMEMORATION
MAY 29, 2017
Friends of Evergreen Cemetery’s fourth annual Memorial Day Procession and Program, a commemoration of the fallen in all US wars/conflicts, is scheduled for Monday, May 29th, at 2:00 PM. The Stevens Ave. parade route begins at Longfellow School and concludes at Evergreen Cemetery’s south gate near the Wilde Memorial Chapel.
The line of march includes Deering Memorial Post 6859 VFW color guard, a riderless horse, Claddagh Mohr Pipe Band, city officials, veterans,participants carrying signs with all the US wars/conflicts which are reminders of all the country’s fallen, flower girls, Daisy Scouts. During the brief ceremony in the cemetery the flowers girls will scatter flower petals over nearby veterans graves, local historian Herb Adams will recite the World War I poem “In Flanders Field,” and there will be a symbolic laying of a wreath. The program ends with Marine Corps League, Southern Maine Detachment’s three volley salute and Taps played by Carla Beaudoin, Bugles Across America.
Following the program, local historian Herb Adams will present a talk focused on Maine’s involvement in World War I in the Wilde Memorial Chapel.
This Friends of Evergreen program is generously sponsored by
Additional support provided by:
David Little and Mikki Jones in Memory of Juliana Little
Cope Law Firm
John & Holly Tumiel
Savvy Tent Rental
Deering Center Merchants
Mary Anne & Brian Wallace
Almost Famous Tattoo
Kyocera Document Solutions
Evergreen Cemetery is located at 672 Stevens Avenue in Portland, Maine. Get directions and cemetery hours here.
Older Adult Tours
If you are part of a retirement or assisted living community and would like to have a tour of Evergreen Cemetery, let us know.
We schedule a special 2 hour program begins with a slide presentation in Wilde Memorial Chapel followed by a vehicular tour for groups of 8-10 people narrated by one of our many Docents.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour!