The Memorial Day Remembrances scheduled for 10 a.m. in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth are still on, despite the rain. And rightly so, given what today is all about. Memorial Day is the Day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense and service to our country. On rainy, or snowy days, they didn't have the luxury to not go on patrol, or be in a foxhole.

Bar Harbor's 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony will take place once again this year on the Village Green at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial on Monday, May 31st.

Last year because of COVID, it was very low-key, with members of the public encouraged not to attend. The event was live-streamed. This year, the public is encouraged to attend. Maine's Secretary of State Shenna Bellows will speak. There will also be a color guard by the Bar Harbor Police and Fire Department and Brian Booher will play taps. Poems will also be read.

Here's hoping that we can return to the "traditional" ceremony in 2022 at the Town Pier with the Coast Guard present, and music from the Conners-Emerson School Band.

Check out video from the 202 Ceremony and photos. Jay Higgins from the Bar Harbor Fire Department read two poems and laid the wreath with Brian Booher playing taps.

Bar Harbor Memorial Day Ceremony 2020

A year after the Ellsworth Memorial Day Parade was canceled due to COVID, the Ellsworth VFW Post 109 wants you to participate in the 2021 Memorial Day Parade which will be held on May 31st.

In a Facebook Post the Ellsworth VFW Post 109 wrote

Memorial Day Parade is on May 31 at 10:00 a.m. Lineup at 9:30 at the Moore Center on State Sreet. We need veterans to march in the parade, this is the ONE DAY a year that we honor those who gave the Last Full Measure for their country .? If you can't walk put flags on your car and ride or call us to arrange a ride. You do not have to be a post member to participate. We welcome all who want to honor our fallen comrades. For more info call 207 460-0058

Last year's Parade was canceled because of the Governor's rule at the time limiting gatherings to 10 people or less.

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