Mid-Coast ceremonies to honor veterans, POWs, MIAs

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BRUNSWICK — American Legion Post 20 is among organizations holding events on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The post’s ceremony will be held at Brunswick Landing’s P-3 Park at 11 a.m. Commander Joe Donahue will offer opening remarks after the presentation of the colors, national anthem, invocation and pledge of allegiance.

Award presentations and a memorial tribute to Mainers killed in action will take place, and Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, will be the guest speaker.

Bath’s American Legion Post 21 will hold a service at its plot in Oak Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m., followed by a small luncheon for anyone who attends the service, at the 200 Congress St. legion headquarters.

The Brunswick Elks Lodge at 179 Park Row will offer a free lunch to all veterans from noon-2 p.m.

In Harpswell, American Legion Post 171 will hold its usual ceremony in the town center on Route 123 at 11 a.m. The event should run about 20 minutes.

Topsham’s American Legion Post 202 will hold a “Tree of Hope” ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The 79 Foreside Road event recognizes and observes all the Maine prisoners of war and service people missing in action.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.