Communities throughout southern Maine celebrated Veterans Day Tuesday with parades and ceremonies.

Events commemorating the national holiday were held in South Portland, Westbrook and Portland.

South Portland celebrated with a parade that started at 10 a.m. on Broadway at Southern Maine Community College and ended at American Legion Post 35.

Westbrook held a short ceremony in Riverbank Park at 11 a.m., which included the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” and a speech by Mayor Bruce Chuluda.

In South Portland visiting his grandmother, Michael Moseley, 5, of Ogunquit, is one of many to attend the annual South Portland Veterans Day parade Tuesday morning.Carrying the American flag, a contingent from the U.S. Coast Guard marches down Broadway in South Portland Tuesday morning during the annual Veterans Day parade. Marching down Broadway Tuesday morning, the South Portland High School Marching Band performs for spectators during the annual Veterans Day parade. Staff Sgt. William Hurd, of Westbrook, holds the American Flag during a Veterans Day Ceremony at Riverbank Park Tuesday Morning. Hurd served in the Army for 20 years.Sgt. 1st Class Adrian Caron, of Westbrook, and Ashley Pike, of Gorham, salute the American flag Tuesday morning during a Veterans Day Ceremony held at Riverbank Park. Caron served in the Army for 37 years, and Pike served in the Merchant Marines for two years.

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