Legionnaires in Fort Kent and Madawaska plan Memorial Day events
FORT KENT, Maine — Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 in Fort Kent and the Madawaska American Legion Post have planned Memorial Day services to honor the local veterans who have passed away during events on Sunday, May 26.
The Fort Kent post will lay wreaths at cemeteries in Fort Kent, Wallagrass and Soldier Pond.
The procession will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Daigle Cemetery and move to Wallagrass Cemetery at 9 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., the legionnaires will honor the fallen at Soldier Pond Cemetery, at 10 a.m. at Station Hill Cemetery, and at 10:15 a.m. at the cemetery across from St. Louis Church on Main Street in Fort Kent. The group then will travel to The Fish River Bridge at 10:30 a.m., meet at 11 a.m. at the Fort Kent Veteran’s Monuments located in front of Paradis Shop and Save in Fort Kent, and complete their rounds at 11:15 a.m. at Protestant Cemetery on Pleasant Street.
At 1 p.m. there will be an open house and meal at the Martin-Klein American Legion post at 411 West Main St.
In Madawaska, legionnaires are plan to honor fallen veterans at local cemeteries and will incorporate a parade into the event.
Members of the Madawaska American Legion Post will first visit the Lille Cemetery shortly after 9 a.m., followed by the Grand Isle Cemetery and the St. David Cemetery.
They will then meet back in town at the Madawaska International Bridge to recognize American and Canadian soldiers.
At 12:30 p.m. that Sunday, the Madawaska legionnaires will line up for a parade which will begin at 1 p.m. Mardens. The legionnaires will walk to the Madawaska Cemetery, then visit the Vietnam Memorial and finish at the Legion.
Members of the public are invited to attend all events.