Memorial Day on the Island 2017
Memorial Day is Monday, May 29th and the Towns of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor have Memorial Day activities planned.
In Bar Harbor, the community will gather at the Bar Harbor Town Pier at 10 AM. There representatives of the United State Coast Guard, Bar Harbor Fire Department and local veterans will speak.The Conners Emerson School Band will play a selection or two. Teh ceremony concludes with members of the Coast Guard laying a wreath overboard in remembrance of all who have died in the service to our country.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at the George Edwin Kirk American Legion Post 25 building at 70 Cottage Street.
Prior to the event, the George Edwin Kirk American Legion Post 25 will be offering a continental breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 AM with coffee, donuts, muffins, fruit salad. Donations gratefully accepted.
In Northeast Harbor there will be a parade beginning at 10:30 AM at the Mount Desert Elementary School. At 11 AM there will be a ceremony organized by the Lurvey Wright Post 103 American Legion at the green in the Northeast Harbor Marina.
There will be then a community cookout under the tent, rain or shine starting at 11:30 AM. The suggested donation is $5.00 per person
In Southwest Harbor the American Legion Post 69 sponsored parade begins at 9 aM with a ceremony at the Eugene M. Norwood Square at the intersection of Main Street and the Seal Cove Road. The parade travels south to Main Street to the Veteran's Memorial Parke where the guest speaker will be retired US Coast Guard Captain Peter Madeira. Joe Marshall is scheduled to recite "In Flander's Fields" and Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"