Memorial Day Events Planned for Monday 

A full slate of events is planned to honor veterans this Memorial Day.The annual Memorial Day parade steps off from Exchange Street in Bangor at 10:30 a.m.Close to a thousand veterans are expected to take part in the parade…most will carry their commemorative walking sticks, provided by the Cole Land Transportation Museum.Museum Founder Galen Cole says the recognition the veterans get from folks along the parade route means the world to them.<"the excitement...clapping on the parade realize why the veterans are so excited and get so much out of this as's just a thrilling thing for all of us." >After the parade, the Museum will host a special Memorial Day celebration, beginning at noon.Governor John Baldacci and Senator Susan Collins will be on hand to present bronze stars and other honors to several veterans in attendance.