Memorial Day 2018

5th Annual Memorial Day Procession and Program

Monday, May 28th 2:00 pm

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Friends of Evergreen Cemetery’s fifth annual Memorial Day Procession and Program, a commemoration of the fallen in all US wars/conflicts, is scheduled for Monday, May 28th, 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, 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.