STATEWIDE (WMGE) — As Memorial Day approaches, communities across southern and central Maine are getting ready parades and ceremonies honoring those who have and currently do serve.
In Lewiston and Auburn Saturday, the parade ended with a ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park.
Here is a list of several events set for Monday throughout the area.
AUGUSTA: Memorial Day Observance at Togus National Cemetery by VA Maine, beginning at 8 a.m. in the East Cemetery proceeding to the West Cementery.
CAPE ELIZABTH: The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Fowler Road and Route 77, continues on Route 77, turns left onto Scott Dyer Road and ends at the War Veteran’s Memorial in front of Pond Cove Elementary School. A brief ceremony and laying of the wreath will take place.
BRUNSWICK-TOPSHAM: An observance starts at 8:30 a.m. on Monument Square in Topsham, followed by a parade down Main Street across the Frank H. Wood Bridge. A wreath laying will occur on the bridge. Parade will then continue up Maine Street in Brunswick to the gazebo on the Mall.
BIDDEFORD-SACO: The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Beach and Main streets in Saco before proceeding to Biddeford’s Main Street. A ceremony follows at Veterans Memorial Park.
CUMBERLAND: The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Tuttle Road, continueson Main Street to Veterans Monument. A ceremony follows at 10:30 a.m. in the Moss Side Cemetery.
DURHAM: The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Davis Road and continues to the community center.
FALMOUTH: The Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 65 Depot Road. It proceeds to Pine Grove park, where a ceremony will be held.
FARMINGTON: The American Legion Roderick-Crosby Post 28 is holding its annual services and parade starting with a wreath Laying ceremony at 9 a.m. at the WWI Monument on upper Main Street. Services follow at 9:30 a.m. and the parade starts at 10 a.m. with wreaths placed at Meetinghouse Park and Courthouse Cemetery.
FREEPORT: The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Holbrook Street and ends with a ceremony at the town park on Bow Street at 10 a.m.
GARDINER: The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Armory and proceeds down Brunswick Avenue to the Commons, where a ceremony will be held.
GORHAM: The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Longfellow Street and ends at Riverbank Park, with a ceremony will at 10:30 a.m. Another ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
HALLOWELL: – Participants on the parade participants will gather at the Goodrich-Caldwell American Legion Post 6 hall, 114 Second St., between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. The parade forms at the train trestle on East Water Street and proceeds north to the City Cemetery, stopping at the Civil War Monument.
KENNEBUNK: Observances begin at 7 a.m. locations across Kennebunk: Veterans Memorial on Fletcher Street, Pinegrove Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hope Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, and Home Cemetery. Kennebunk school bands will perform a concert at 1:30 p.m. at Town Hall followed by the parade at 2 p.m. at Town Hall acrosses the Mousam River Bridge and ends on Main Street with final ceremonies at Washington Park.
KENNEBUNKPORT: The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Masonic Hall, stops for a short break for a 21-gun salute at the Kennebunk River Bridge before concluding at Dock Square.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH: The parade starts at 1 p.m. at E. Emerson Cummings Boulevard and Saco Avenue, goes to Old Orchard Street and turns right onto First Street and into Memorial Park.
OXFORD: The 100th anniversary service of the Anderson Staples Post 112 American Legion will start at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park at the Post home, 106 King St.
PORTLAND: The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Longfellow Square down Congress Street and ends with a ceremony in Monument Square. Another parade organized by the Friends of Evergreen Cemetery starts at 2 p.m. at Longfellow School and ends at the Evergreen Cemetery south gate.
SANFORD: At 6:45 a.m., six wreaths will be placed in Central Park. A water ceremony at Number One Pond takes placed at 9:15 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on William Oscar Emery Drive along main Street to Springvale. At 1 p.m., a ceremony takes place at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery on Stanley Road.
SCARBOROUGH: The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Scarborough High School, following Route 114 to Route 1 and ends at the American Legion Post 76 on Manson Libby Road. The parade includes a stop at 10:15 a.m. for ceremonies at the Maine Veteran’s Home and the Veteran’s Monument.
SOUTH PORTLAND: The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Southern Maine Community College, continuing along Broadway to Mill Creek Park,. A short ceremony will take place around noon.
WATERVILLE: The parade beings at 10 a.m. at the old Marden’s warehouse parking lot on Water Street, proceeds up to Main Street downtown and turns up Appleton Street to the park. A ceremony follows in Castonguay Square.
WESTBROOK: The ceremony starts at 8 a.m. at Veteran’s Rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. The parade follows at 10 a.m. on Longfellow Street and ends at Riverbank Park, followed by a ceremony.
WELLS-OGUNQUIT: The first parade starts in Wells at 9 a.m. Wells High School, Route 109 to Wells Corner before proceeding to Ocean View Cemetery on Route One. The parade arrives in Ogunquit at 11 a.m. and proceedseed on Bourne Lane and ends with a ceremony.
YORK – The parade starts at 9 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, through the village and ending at the First Parish Cemetery. A ceremony follows.