Parades, ceremonies planned for Memorial Day in Cape, Scarborough, South Portland
SOUTH PORTLAND — Memorial Day will be observed in Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland on Monday, May 28, with parades and ceremonies.
In Cape Elizabeth, the parade begins at 9 a.m. at Fowler and Ocean House roads. This year's grand marshal is Cape Elizabeth resident Henry Adams, a World War II Army veteran.
The parade route follows Ocean House Road north to the War Veteran's Memorial on Scott Dyer Road. Veterans and active duty personnel are invited to march and should assemble at the starting point at 8:15 a.m.
After the parade, there will be a brief ceremony and laying of a wreath at the memorial.
In Scarborough, the American Legion Libby-Mitchell Post 76 will hold ceremonies at local cemeteries and memorial parks beginning at 8 a.m. at Black Point Cemetery on Black Point Road.
Services follow at 8:30 a.m. at Dunstan Memorial at Route 1 and Broadturn Road; at 8:45 at Dunstan Cemetery on Route 1; at 9 a.m. at Scarborough Memorial Cemetery on Old Blue Point Road and at 9:15 a.m. at Memorial Park in Oak Hill behind the Municipal Building.
The parade begins at Scarborough High School at 10 a.m., following Gorham Road and then Route 1 to the Maine Veteran's Home. A brief ceremony follows the parade, and the public is then invited to Post 76 on Manson Libby Road for a flag raising and open house beginning at 11:45 a.m.
In South Portland, members of VFW Post 832 and American Legion Post 35 invite the public to join them at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the VFW Post at 50 Peary Terrace to place flags at the five city cemeteries.
The annual Memorial Day parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Broadway and Breakwater Drive near the Southern Maine Community College campus. The parade will follow Broadway to the Veteran's Memorial Monument in Mill Creek Park, where a ceremony will be held.
At noon, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the public boat landing near Bug Light Park on Madison Street.