MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVED IN VALLEY AND WESTERN MAINE

by Christian Mower on May 29, 2012

AN HONOR GUARD FIRED A CEREMONIAL GUN SALUTE AT THE MEMORIAL AT KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL IN CONWAY LATE MONDAY MORNING IN RECOGNITION OF U.S. SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY.

A CROWD OF ABOUT 60 PEOPLE TURNED OUT TO WATCH THE CEREMONY.

MEMBERS OF AMERICAN LEGION POST 46 IN CONWAY PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL EVENTS MONDAY TO MARK MEMORIAL DAY, STARTING WITH AN EARLY MORNING PARADE IN MADISON.

RENE BOLDUC WAS A 3RD CLASS BOILERMAN AND PATROLLED OFF VIETNAM WHILE SERVING IN THE NAVY IN THE 1960s.

WEARING HIS SERVICE DRESS UNIFORM, HE READ A PRAYER AT THE BRIEF SERVICE AT KENNETT AND SAID AFTERWARD THERE WAS A GOOD TURNOUT AT THE PARADE IN MADISON, BUT IT SEEMED LIKE LESS AND LESS PEOPLE WERE TURNING OUT IN CONWAY EACH YEAR.

LEGION MEMBERS ALSO MET WITH VETERANS AROUND THE VALLEY AREA.

IN MAINE, A SERVICE WAS HELD IN LOVELL AND AN EARLY AFTERNOON PARADE AND SERVICE FOLLOWED IN FRYEBURG. A PARADE WAS ALSO HELD IN HARRISON.