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World War II B-17 pilot to marshal 2018 Memorial Day parade May 28

Memorial Day 2018 will be observed in Cape Elizabeth with the traditional parade and memorial ceremonies on Monday, May 28.

The 2018 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal is Robert C. Crane, a U.S. Army Air Force B-17 pilot during World War II.

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 west 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 28. No alternate location has been set.