While Memorial Day Celebrations may be on a smaller scale, or feel a little different this year, there are still some events taking place in the area to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Some take place this weekend, and some even sooner.

For instance, the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Brewer will be placing a Memorial Flag a the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Brewer this afternoon at 5PM.

In Carmel at the Veteran's Memorial (located by the town office) they'll be marking Memorial Day with a special celebration Monday from 11AM-12:30.

"American Legion Post 107 and Town of Carmel Officials for our Annual Memorial Day Ceremony with Guest Speaker State Representative Jim Thorne. This year we will also be presenting our Annual Spirit of America Award to Veteran Russell Treadwell. "

While the traditional Memorial Day Parade won't be taking place in Bangor this year, there will be another way to remember the men and women who died while serving the USA. According to the Bangor School Department Facebook Page,  the Bangor JROTC will still mark the occasion with a public ceremony.

"This year, in lieu of a parade, the Bangor High School JROTC will host a Memorial Day Service at the Bangor Waterfront flagpole near the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion...The ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. and include music, a flag ceremony, guest speakers, a wreath laying ceremony, and a 21 gun salute."

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There will be a Memorial Day 5K in the Old Town/Orono area. The Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk: A Run to Remember will kick off at 9AM from the Old Town-Orono YMCA.

"Because our service men and women who died during active duty should never be forgotten, the Old Town-Orono YMCA is proud to host this annual Memorial Day 5K. It’s a great chance to get out and be active as a family while teaching kids about the sacrifices others have made. Proudly Sponsored by the VFW Post 3381."

In Hampden, the DAV, VFW and American Legion will be having a parade that will meet at the VFW Hall on Canoe Club Road at 8:45AM on Memorial Day. It will travel down Main Rd. N and end at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

However you choose to celebrate this Memorial Day, we hope you take a moment to remember those who have gone before us, and they price they paid for our freedom. And remember to stay safe!

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