Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies
Monday, May 29
The annual Memorial Day activities sponsored by Smith Wiley American Legion Post #4 will take place on Monday, May 29. Members of Post #4 will begin the day with brief ceremonies and wreath laying at approximately 7:30am at the West Gardiner town office, followed by ceremonies at Oak Grove Cemetery in Gardiner and the Waterfront Park.
Ceremonies at the Randloph town office, Pittston Veterans Monument (across from the town office) and at the Veterans Monument at the town office iin Farmingdale will complete the first part of the days activities.
The annual parade will begin to form at approximately 9:15am in the area around the old Gardiner Armory on Brunswick Avenue. Parade participants should look for people with clip boards to find your location in the parade. The parade will proceed down Brunswick Avenue to the Gardiner Common starting at 10am.
The Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Commons will include an opening prayer, playing of the National Anthem, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, introduction of World War II veterans, local dignitaries, and guest speaker. The program will also include the playing and singing of patriotic songs, the laying of wreaths at two veterans monuments in the commons, a final gun salute to our fallen comrades by the Legion Firing Squad and the playing of Taps.
The American Legion invites everyone in the Gardiner area communities to participate in any or all of these Memorial Day activities. If you or your group would like to help or take part in some way, please contact Jim Keenan at 582-6530. If no answer, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support in this and all American Legion projects.
Post #4 Memorial Committee