Here are Veterans Day ceremonies and commemorations in the area scheduled to take place Tuesday:

”¢ Arundel’s observance of Veterans Day will be held at Arundel Fire Station, Limerick Road, at 11 a.m. Also, on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 a.m., there will be a ceremony commemorating veterans at the Mildred L. Day School gymnasium, also on Limerick Road. Veterans will be present, and the program will be geared toward educating students about the meaning of Veterans Day.

”¢ The Biddeford and Saco Veterans Day Parade begins on Saco’s Main Street at 10 a.m., and proceeds through Biddeford’s downtown. Wreaths will be placed in honor of veterans in Saco’s Eastman Park, and at the Mill Veterans Memorial plaque, the Civil War Monument and Veterans Memorial Park. The Commanding Officer of the USS Alexandria will be the guest speaker. Following the parade, a luncheon will be served at AMVETS Post 1 at 147 Alfred St. For those who need a ride to the parade start, Bentley’s bus will pick up riders at Biddeford American Legion Post 26, 508 Elm St., at 9 a.m. After the parade, the bus will return riders to the American Legion. If weather is inclement, the ceremonies will be moved to the Biddeford Community Center, 289 Alfred St., at 10 a.m., organizers said.

”¢ In Kennebunk, The Brick Store Museum on Main Street will host its first Oral History Day on Veterans Day. To go along with this year’s exhibit, “Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” historians will be on hand to interview local residents about life in the 1940s. As well, at 1 p.m. David Cram, World War II Foundation volunteer, will present a lecture and program discussing his own experiences in searching for his father’s World War II experience as an airman over Germany. Free admission to all.

Ӣ Newfield Historical Society hosts Veterans Day ceremonies at the Town Offices, 637 Water St., at 11 a.m.

Ӣ In Old Orchard Beach, a flag-raising ceremony takes place in Memorial Park at 11 a.m., followed by a clam chowder luncheon at the American Legion, Imperial Street.

Ӣ Sanford Veterans Day ceremonies commence with laying of ceremonial wreaths at the memorial in Central Park on Main Street at about 9:45 a.m., followed by wreath laying at Soldiers and Sailors Park on Twombley Street and at the gazebo on Main Street in Springvale. Ceremonies at Memorial Gym begin at 11 a.m.

— Compiled by Tammy Wells



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