PORTLAND — Memorial Day commemorations will span the morning and early afternoon throughout the city on Monday, May 30.

The annual parade, sponsored by the American Legion, Harold T. Andrews Post No. 17, begins at 10:15 a.m., following Congress Street from State to Temple streets. The parade is followed by a ceremony at Monument Square.

At 2 p.m., the Friends of Evergreen Cemetery will hold its third annual Memorial Day Procession on Stevens Avenue from Deering High School to the cemetery.

The procession will be followed by a ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery that will include a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Come Up From the Fields Father,” by local poet Keith Dunlap.

A ceremonial laying of the wreath will be performed by procession Grand Marshal John McLeod, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. 

The Congress Street parade will require parking restrictions and street closures as follows:

Staging area, 9 a.m. – noon

• Congress Street, from Mellen to State streets

• State Street, from Cumberland Avenue to Congress Street

• Dow Street, from Congress to Brackett streets

Parade route, 10:15 a.m. – noon

• Congress Street, from State to Temple streets

• High Street, from Spring to Deering streets

• Forest Avenue, from Cumberland Avenue to Congress Street

• Casco Street, from Shepley to Congress streets

• Center Street, from Free Street to Congress streets

• Preble Street, from Cumberland Avenue to Congress Street

• Federal Street Extension, from Congress to Temple streets

David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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