2012-05-31 / Community News

Biddeford/Saco Memorial Day Parade draws crowd



Above, grand marshal for the Biddeford/Saco Memorial Day Parade Paul Potvin, a World War II and Korean War veteran, tosses a wreath into the Saco River in rememberance of those in the military who are lost at sea. (Brian Keely photo). Top right, Marine Jonathan Peters, 21, helped raise the American flag at Monday’s ceremony with Gene Foster, below right. Foster served for 32 years in the U.S. Navy and achieved rank of commander master chief E9. Peters attended Monday’s event with his family, including his mother, Sonya Lundh-Gay, a Saco resident who wore a shirt that said “My son is a Marine.” She said it is important for people to realize that behind every soldier, there is a family. (Molly Lovell-Keely photos) Above, grand marshal for the Biddeford/Saco Memorial Day Parade Paul Potvin, a World War II and Korean War veteran, tosses a wreath into the Saco River in rememberance of those in the military who are lost at sea. (Brian Keely photo). Top right, Marine Jonathan Peters, 21, helped raise the American flag at Monday’s ceremony with Gene Foster, below right. Foster served for 32 years in the U.S. Navy and achieved rank of commander master chief E9. Peters attended Monday’s event with his family, including his mother, Sonya Lundh-Gay, a Saco resident who wore a shirt that said “My son is a Marine.” She said it is important for people to realize that behind every soldier, there is a family. (Molly Lovell-Keely photos)



Ricky Guillemette of Lyman arrived home from Afghanistan in April. He watched the Biddeford/Saco Memorial Day Parade May 28 with 6-year-old Jordan Guillemette. (Molly Lovell Keely photo) Ricky Guillemette of Lyman arrived home from Afghanistan in April. He watched the Biddeford/Saco Memorial Day Parade May 28 with 6-year-old Jordan Guillemette. (Molly Lovell Keely photo)

Cole Vadnais of Biddeford waited on Main Street in Biddeford for the Memorial Day parade to pass by. (Molly Lovell Keely photo) Cole Vadnais of Biddeford waited on Main Street in Biddeford for the Memorial Day parade to pass by. (Molly Lovell Keely photo)

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