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Army nurse, infantryman to co-marshal annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony May 29

Memorial Day 2017 will be observed in Cape Elizabeth with the traditional parade and memorial ceremonies on Monday, May 29.

The 2017 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshals are Frances Jordan Banks, a U.S. Army nurse during World War II, and Ernest Brien, an infantryman who saw combat in World War II and Korea.

This is an opportunity for the community to come together in remembrance of those who have died serving our nation.

Veterans of previous wars, as well as active duty personnel, are invited to march.  Anyone who has a family member serving in the armed services is asked to notify event organizer Jim Huebener, 207-767-1754, or, so they can be recognized.

The parade begins at 9 a.m.  Parade participants are asked to gather at the intersection of Fowler and Ocean House roads at 8:15 a.m.  The parade route begins at that intersection, continues north on Ocean House Road, turns left onto Scott Dyer Road and ends at the War Veteran’s Memorial. A brief ceremony and laying of the wreath will be held at the monument.

The parade will include members of the Cape Elizabeth police, fire and rescue departments, the Water Extrication Team, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Middle School Marching Band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. 

Following the ceremony, residents and guests are invited to an open house at the Town Center Fire Station.

The event will be canceled only in the event of rain. The cancellation will be announced on this website by 7 a.m. May 29. No alternate location has been set.