American Legion War Memorial Post 30 to commemorate and honor veterans on Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a day when everyone comes together to remember our soldiers who sacrificed everything for us.
According to the Congressional Research Service, 567,079 military personnel have been killed as a result of being killed in action in all wars and conflicts.
539 of these men and women were buried in Mountain View Cemetery or Oak Hill Cemeteries. There are 429 military veterans buried in Mountain View and 105 veterans in Oak Hill. Every grave known to the Legion has an American flag on that grave.
Why is this important? Because on May 31, Memorial Day, Post 30 will once again honor these men and women with events in Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville.
Although restrictions due to COVID-19 were partially lifted, there was not enough time to hold an official parade in remembrance of the day. However, Post 30 will continue to perform ceremonies in the towns of Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville.
Memorial Day stops are as follows and all times are approximate. If you wish to attend any of the ceremonies, please plan to attend the ceremony accordingly.
The schedule of ceremonies is as follows:
9 a.m. – Camden (harbor) public disembarkation with prayer, wreath laying, taps and on-the-fly greeting.
9:10 am – Meet at Conway Memorial for wreath laying, Taps.
9:20 a.m. – Color Guard March on Route 1 to Green Village, enter and train for the Veterans Honor Roll. Prayer, wreath laying, taps and greeting on the fly.
9:30 a.m. – Color Guard march from Village Green to Main Street to Civil War and Spanish American War memorials. Prayer, wreath laying, taps, greeting on the fly.
9.45am – Van ride * to Mountain View cemetery and training in the American flag. Prayer, wreath laying, taps and greeting on the fly.
10:00 am – Van ride to the Rockport War Memorial. Prayer, wreath laying, taps.
10:10 am – Van ride to the Goose River Bridge. Prayer, wreath laying, taps, greeting on the fly.
10:20 am – Van ride to Amesbury cemetery. Prayer, wreath laying, taps, greeting on the fly.
11:00 am – Van ride to Lincolnville Memorial Park. Prayer, wreath laying, taps, greeting on the fly.
11:30 am – Van ride to Lincolnville Beach / Frohock Bridge. Prayer, wreath laying, taps, greeting on the fly.
Sukeforth said he hoped people would continue to come and witness some of the events mentioned and join the Legion in remembering our many men and women who have sacrificed so much for their city, town, state and nation. nation.
For more information, please call Jeff Sukeforth at 236-3310.
* Vans can only carry American Legion members