Scenes from Memorial Day 2012 festivities

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Scenes from Memorial Day 2012 festivities

Staff photos by Kathy McCarty

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     IN RECOGNITION of the many military personnel from our area who are no longer with us — having died in the line of duty or since returning home from serving our country — visitors to the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Main Street in Presque Isle bowed their heads as taps was played by a lone bugler on Memorial Day. Pictured at center with a cane is the commander of DAV/Smart Ricker Chapter 10, Denis Madore; and at far right, also with a cane, is DAV member Clarence McLaughlin.

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     THE MEMORIAL DAY Parade makes its way through downtown Presque Isle, with dozens of spectators present to view the annual event.

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      A NATIONAL GUARDSMAN stepped in at the last minute to assist with the raising of the flag at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Presque Isle on May 28. Officials with the American Legion Post 88 wished to thank the unidentified soldier for his effort.

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     COREY BELANGER, at right, helps keep the beat for the Presque Isle High School marching band during the Memorial Day Parade.

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     THIS QUEENS’ FLOAT was a water-worthy vessel fit for royalty in this year’s Memorial Day Parade. Representing Presque Isle for 2012, from left, are: Little Miss Princess Presque Isle Danica Haskell, Little Miss Presque Isle Lulu White, Junior Miss Presque Isle Lydia Patterson, Pre-Teen Miss Presque Isle Kaci Bates, Teen Miss Presque Isle Kelsie Spooner and Miss Presque Isle Hanna Patterson. A note of interest: Hanna is sister to Lydia and a cousin to Bates and Spooner — making pageant events a bit of a family reunion.

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     BERNARD HUSSEY, a veteran of the Navy, tosses a wreath into the Presque Isle Stream in remembrance of all military personnel who’ve perished at sea.

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     GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1213 banner carriers for the Presque Isle parade included, from left: Haley Cormier, sisters Piper and Sierra Galipeau, Maddie Jackson, Mia Casavant, Alyssa Smart and Madison Ward.

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      CUB SCOUT TROOP 171 members carrying the banner in the May 28 parade in Presque Isle were, from left: Jacob Deschenes, Dustin Walsh, brothers Ben and Gabe Flannery and Kendall Robbins.