There was a new addition to this year’s Memorial Day parade in Waterville- the American Legion Riders of Maine.As Joy Hollowell tells us, the group recently opened a chapter in the Elm City and they couldn’t be prouder to honor our fallen veterans.===”We just opened this chapter about six months ago,” says Aaron Dixon, “and it’s growing fast.”Folks who love their country, and folks who love to ride.
Bar Harbor’s Memorial Day celebration has hit a rough patch in recent years.At one point it vanished altogether but it was brought back to remind residents to never forget.Veterans marched down the town pier to pay their respects to the ones who didn’t come home while honoring the men and women serving currently.The ceremony is a collaborative effort between the Post 25 American Legion, and the fire departments from Bar Harbor and MDI.Organizers say while it’s important to thank veterans today, they should be thanked every day.”They should get down on their knees and thank God and every soldier they come across, that’s what they should be thinking about, it’s not a barbeque,” said Jeana Durost, Commander, Post 25 American Legion.The ceremony also took time to recognize first responders in the community.Organizers say they like the men and women in the military make sacrifices to give others a better life.
It’s A Monday off from school for students around the state for Memorial Day, but that wasn’t the case for members of the Brewer High School Band.They were at the school in the morning getting ready for the annual parade.The day began a little before nine o’clock, when the 40 members of the band started filing into the school, picking up their uniforms, their hats, and warming up on their instruments.”It is extremely difficult to do a parade,” said Brewer High School Director of Bands Brady Harris.
Monday, May 28th
Bangor:Parade – 10:30 amMemorial Program at Cole Land Transportation Museum – 1pmBelfast:Parade – 10 amCamden:Parade – 9:30 amEddington:Wreath Laying Ceremony – 9 amHolden:Memorial Day Ceremony – 2:30 pmJackman:Parade – 10 amLincolnville Center:Parade – 1 pmMonroe:Parade – 11amOrono:Parade – 10 amPatten:Parade – 10 amRockland:Parade – 10:30 amSearsport:Parade – 9 amStockton Springs:Parade – 10:30 am
Wednesday, May 30th
East Millinocket:Parade – 5:30 pmLincoln:Ceremony – 4:30 pmParade – 5 pm
Authorities spent about seven hours battling a forest fire near Danforth yesterday.Crews got the call just before 3 in the afternoon.We’re told the blaze broke out on Greenland Mountain, which is east of Danforth.Two and a half acres burned, at last report.Fire fighters from Danforth as well as rangers from the Maine Forest Service were on the scene until 10 last night.
Two people were killed in a crash in Trenton Sunday night.Shortly after 7 p-m police received a report of a crash on Oak Point Road.Police said that a vehicle travelling south along the road crossed the center line, striking an oncoming vehicle.The southbound car then proceeded off the road, striking an embankment, rolled, and struck two large trees.Authorities said none of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car during the crash.The driver, 23-year-old Joseph White of Trenton, and a passenger, 22-year-old James Crawford of Otis, were killed.Another passenger, Ali Gray of Trenton was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries.The driver and passenger of the other vehicle both sustained minor injuries in the collision.The accident remains under investigation.
A missing canoeist from Portland has been found dead.An official with the Maine Marine Patrol told TV5’s news partners at WMTW that they found the body of Santana Dubon just after 5:30 PM on Sunday.Officials say he was in a canoe with two others when the boat capsized in the Cathance River in Bowdoinham.
A skydiving accident in Pittsfield Sunday morning sent one man to the hospital by LifeFlight.Officials with the Pittsfield Fire Department said the man came down too fast and hard when he hit the ground at Pittsfield Airport.They received the call to respond around 10:00 a.m.Fire Chief Bernard Williams said the man suffered a few broken bones and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.