Memorial Day events planned in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland

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CAPE ELIZABETH — Several parades and Memorial Day events have been scheduled in the area on Monday, May 30.

A parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Fowler Road and Old Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth. Paraders will march north on Route 77 before turning left at Scott Dyer Road and ending at the War Veterans’ Memorial.

At the monument, a brief wreath-laying ceremony will take place. An open house will be held after the ceremony at the Town Center Fire Station.

The parade will include members of the Cape Elizabeth police, fire and rescue departments, the Water Extrication Team, Lions Club, Middle School Marching Band, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Current service members, veterans and others interested in marching should call Planning Board member Jim Huebener at 767-1754 or 831-3625. Family members of service men and women should also call Huebener, so they may be recognized.

In South Portland, The War Memorial Veterans Organization, which includes VFW, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, will lay wreaths at area cemeteries early in the morning.

The veterans will then assemble for a parade at the large Southern Maine Community College parking lot on Broadway at 9:30 a.m.  All are invited to join.

The parade will travel down Broadway, turning on Cottage Road and ending at the American Legion Park by the post office, where veterans will host a ceremony.

At noon, the War Memorial Veterans Organization will host a wreath ceremony at Bug Light park to honor service men and women who died at sea.