News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, May 24, 2018
Castine to mark Memorial Day

by Faith DeAmbrose

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, Castine will honor fallen American military personnel in its annual observance, beginning at the town cemetery.

Flag bearers, veterans, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, the Tarratine Fife and Drum Corps and the Town Band will gather at 9:45 a.m. on Court Street. They will march to the cemetery for prayer, remarks and the laying of flowers and a wreath at the flagpole before proceeding to the town common for the second part of the observance.

The parade will end at the town dock, with a blessing, remarks and the ceremonial toss of the wreath into Castine Harbor.