Memorial Day that almost wasn't in Bath

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Isaac Ensel, left, and Drew and Gideon Walden, all of Bath, ride in the back of a truck during the Memorial Day Parade in Bath. The annual parade was almost scuttled after the local American Legion post admitted running an illegal gambling operation and ran out of cash, but it took place after an anonymous donor gave $5,000.

Richard Harvey of Wiscasset prepares the area around the Library Park Memorial before Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 25, in Bath. Harvey, who is not a military veteran, said he does the work to keep the memories of fallen service members alive.Shane McKenna, left, and Dan Eosco discuss Memorial Day parade details in Bath on Monday morning. They stepped in to help manage the event after an anonymous donor picked up most of the tab.