March 4, 2010

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— Here's a look at some Veterans Day events scheduled Wednesday in southern Maine:

PORTLAND: The annual Veterans Day parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Longfellow Square and make its way down Congress Street. The parade ends with the laying of wreaths in front of City Hall.

FREEPORT: Maine veterans will showcase their artwork through Nov. 29 at Freeport Square Gallery on Main Street. On Wednesday, there will be a special ceremony, beginning with speeches at 10 a.m., followed by a flag ceremony at 11 a.m. An artists' reception will begin at 4 p.m. and a poetry reading will start at 7 p.m. On-site tours of the Vet Center Mobile Unit will be available.

GRAY: Free admission for U.S. military personnel and veterans at the Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Road. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and admissions close at 4 p.m. For more information, call 287-8000.

WISCASSET: At 9 a.m., the Bradford Sortwell Wright American Legion Post 54 will hold a special service at the Veterans Monument in front of the municipal building, at 51 Bath Road.

VARIOUS TOWNS: Veterans and active-duty military eat free at Applebee's with proof of service.

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