South Portland, Scarborough, Cape plan Memorial Day parades, ceremonies

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Parades and ceremonies will mark Memorial Day on Monday, May 25 in South Portland, Scarborough, and Cape Elizabeth.

The South Portland Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. at Southern Maine Community College and go west on Broadway to Mill Creek Park. A ceremony will follow at the military monument in the park.

Parade participants will include the Fire Department, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, bands from various city schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and antique cars.

There will be also be a wreath-laying ceremony at noon at Bug Light Park.

In Scarborough, the parade organized by American Legion Post 76 will form at the high school, on the side of the building facing U.S. Route 1, at 9:30 a.m. and step off at 10 a.m. The parade will go up Route 114, turn onto Route 1, and end at the Maine Veterans’ Home at 290 U.S. Route 1.

The parade will feature the Police and Fire departments, the Fire Department color guard, Girl Scouts, and several antique cars. There will be a ceremony after the parade at the Veterans’ Home and there will be an open house at the American Legion building at 42 Manson Libby Road.

Prior to the parade, buses will transport people from the American Legion to various cemeteries in Scarborough for the laying of wreaths.

Cape Elizabeth’s parade will start at 9 a.m. on Ocean House Road (Route 77) at Fowler Road, and end at Pond Cove Elementary School at 12 Scott Dyer Road. A ceremony will follow the parade, along with an open house at the fire station at 2 Jordan Way.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

I'm a reporter for The Forecaster covering Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth. I'm from a small town in NH no one's ever heard of. When not reporting, I can be found eating pasta and reading books, often at the same time.