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Memorial Day events in Central Maine and Portland
Date: 5/29/2012 Album ID: 1477367
Photos by KJ/MS photographers, Jill Brady
Memorial Day events in Central Maine and Portland
Staff photo by Joe Phelan
Nate Taczli power washes one of the monuments in the Hallowell Cemetery on Friday morning. 
He and another Masciadri Monuments employee were cleaning stones in the cemetery located on Water Street.
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Staff photo by Joe Phelan
Colby Russell-Leo salutes after placing a flag on the grave of a veteran in Plains Cemetery  on Friday morning in Litchfield. 
Members of the American Legion William R. Bold Post 181 along with 21 Oak Hill Middle School students placed flags on 466 veteran graves. 
There will be a parade and ceremony at the cemetery for Memorial Day at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
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Staff photo by David Leaming
SALUTE Veteran of Foreign Wars officers Richard Willette, left, and Charles McGillicuddy salute during one of two wreath laying ceremonies during the Memorial Day parade in Waterville on Monday.
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MEMORABLE ATTIRE: Kathy Dall of Carriege House Art organization prepares for the Waterville Memorial Day parade by putting on a patriotic outfit on Monday.
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MOURNING: Dressed as a widow of a fallen soldier for all wars a woman who identified herself as Miss Rose recites the Pleadge of Allegiance with others during a Memorial Day service at Veteran's Park in Skowhegan on Monday.
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MEMORIAL MARCH: Participants in the Memorial Day parade march down Madison Avenue in Skowhegan on Monday.
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People look for names on the Hallowell veterans monument after it was unveiled during Memorial Day events on Monday morning in the Hallowell Cemetery.
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Elisha Ward, left, photographs the name of her grandmother Dorothy Walters, who served in the Second World War, on the Hallowell veterans monument on Monday morning in the Hallowell Cemetery as Ward's neice Chloe Tisdale, right, watches.
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Runners Luke Fontaine, right, has an early lead on  Andy Spaulding as they run back through walkers on a looping section of the Mile for Mills 5k on Monday morning at Cony High School in Augusta. 
Fontaine, 20 of Augusta,  stayed in the lead and won with a time of 15:45.68 ahead of Spaulding, 41 of Freeport, at 15:54.33.     
Almost 400 runners raised over $13,000 for the family of Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills who lost all four limbs when he was wounded while serving in Afghanistan.
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First female finisher Rebecca Miller, right, crosses the finish line as Meghan Niles, left, holds up her smartphone so that Staff Sgt. Travis Mills can watch the Miles for Mills 5K on his laptop in his hospital room in Bethesda, MD.
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Staff Sgt. Travis Mills watches the Miles for Mills 5K from a hospital from a laptop in his hospital room in Bethesda, MD, as Meghan Niles holds up her smartphone.
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Staff Photo by Michael G. Seamans
Louie and Linda Huard plant fresh flowers and plants at Veteran's Memorial Park in Waterville Saturday. The Huards are members of the waterville Gardening Club and with doanted money and goods, members of the club volunteer their time to dress up community parks.
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Col. Arthur Wickham of Windham, U.S. army retired, salutes as the Portland color guard passes by along Congress Street during the Portland Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28, 2012.
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Pam Grant of Portland holds her nephew, Cameron Toher, 3, also of Portland, as they enjoy the Portland Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28, 2012.
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Curtis Ballantine, commander of Portland American Legion Harold T. Andrews Post 17, salutes after laying a wreath at Monument Square during the Portland Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28, 2012.
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Aaron Seale of South Portland plays the bagpipes as he leads the Portland Memorial Day Parade down Congress Street Monday, May 28, 2012. Parade grand marshall John Hammonds, Sr., U.S. navy retired, follows in the red car.
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U.S. Army Major Todd Mitchell, left, and Portland Post 6859 past commander Donald Hadley retire the colors following the Portland Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28, 2012.
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Joseph Bruni of Gorham, a retired member of the U.S. army air corps, listens to speeches at the Portland Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28, 2012. Joseph attended the ceremony with his daughter, Elizabeth Pelletier, also of Gorham.
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