Household, mates and supporters braved the chilly to honor veterans from all US navy branches through the annual Veterans Day Parade because it wound from Brewer by Bangor Saturday morning.
Hosted by Bangor Excessive Faculty Junior Reserve Officers Coaching Corps, the day was all about recognizing veterans’ previous contributions and waiting for future service to the nation.
“We’re proud to acknowledge the service of veterans,” mentioned Cadet Luke Dusablon, lieutenant colonel of the Bangor junior ROTC. “For us, future service is a excessive precedence.”
Each veteran has their very own, distinctive story to inform, mentioned Dustin Smiley, retired US Navy aviator and parade grand marshal. “They’ve marched, shipped and flown to the entrance and so they have all been a part of filling the inescapable want for protection and safety on this nation.”
Models from state and native navy models, representing the greater than 100,000 veterans in Maine, marched from Brewer to Bangor accompanied by highschool bands, honor guards and first responder personnel.
Navy and highschool bands carried out patriotic tunes and a particular ceremony in entrance of the grandstand included a transferring trumpet solo of Faucets and a 21-gun-salute by the Bangor Excessive Faculty Junior ROTC honor guard.
Amongst these collaborating was 103-year-old Edward Hendrickson, WWII Navy pilot.
Watching with different spectators was Korean Warfare veteran Royal Henderson.
“It’s an honor to be right here,” Henderson mentioned. “I’m pleased with all of them.”