Veterans Day events on tap in Yarmouth, Falmouth, North Yarmouth

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YARMOUTH — Veterans Day observances are scheduled in Yarmouth, Falmouth and North Yarmouth on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

American Legion Post 91 will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m.

The ceremony will take place on the Memorial Green in front of Town Hall on Main Street and will last for about an hour. Following the ceremony, there will be a free meal for veterans at AmVets, 148 North Road.

The ceremony will feature the singing of the national anthem by the Yarmouth High School chorus, and there will be a speech from William Ciciotte, a member of Topsham’s American Legion Post.

There will be 54 flags planted by Boy Scouts Troop 35 on the Memorial Green, each of which will represent a veteran from the Yarmouth area who died either in combat or of natural causes.

Coastal Manor, the nursing home at 20 West Main St., will have its own ceremony at 2 p.m. to honor the eight veterans who live there.

Falmouth’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial at 65 Lunt Road, outside American Legion Post 164.

The ceremony will include a short speech from a chaplain, and the lowering of the flag, according to the post’s commander, Nelson Haynes.

Following the ceremony, refreshments will be provided at the Falmouth Memorial Library at 5 Lunt Road.

North Yarmouth will hold a ceremony at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Route 9 and Parsonage Road.

Freeport and Cumberland do not have observances scheduled.

Colin Ellis and Alex Lear contributed to this report. Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

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