2017-05-18 / Community News

Communities invited to ceremony, parade

Community members of Biddeford and Saco are invited to the Memorial Day ceremony and parade on Monday, May 29 to pay respect and honor those who served and died for the country. The day begins with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. at Biddeford’s Veterans Memorial Park, on the corner of Alfred and Pool streets. The ceremony will feature guest speaker U.S. Sen. Angus King. King was recently presented the Navy’s highest civilian honor, the Distinguished Public Service Award, in recognition of his commitment to the Navy, Marine Corps and Department of the Navy as a whole. He serves on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, among others. Following the ceremony, the parade will proceed from Alfred Street to Main Street then on to Saco’s Main Street.

The master of ceremony will be Marshall Archer of AmVets Post 1 and Grand Marshall will be Joseph Armstrong. Armstrong is president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044 in Biddeford, belongs to many service organizations, and is an avid spokesperson for agent orange dioxin exposed veterans.

The community is invited to AmVets Post #1 in Biddeford for a luncheon following the parade.

If any groups wish to apply to be in the parade, they can contact Heart of Biddeford by noon on Monday, May 22 by phone at 284-8520.

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