By: David Mills
ROCKLAND, ME - On a beautiful Monday morning was a perfect day for Memorial Day Parade down Main Street with a ceremony at Chapman Park at the corner of Park and Main. The ceremony speakers were Walker Hutchins, Rev. Seth Jones of the Rockland Congregational Church and Rep. Edward Mazurek. There was troops from the Boys & Girls Scouts, members of the Coast Guard, Marine Corps, American Legion, Veterans of the Armed Services and many people standing listening to the ceremony. Hutchins spoke about how events similar have been going on since 1860s. Seth Jones offered a prayer and Ed said "Let's not forget those who stand ready to protect our freedom again,". He also reminded everyone standing at Chapman Park that Memorial Day offers a time for reflection on the sacrifices of those who are both "celebrated and unknown." After the ceremony the parade continued down Main Street.
Please enjoy the photographs below of the Rockland Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.
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