BUCKSPORT- Among the Memorial Day observances held Monday, there was a parade and wreath ceremony in Bucksport.
The names of fallen hero’s are part of the Bucksport Area Veterans Memorial where people gathered to honor them.
“Mike Wardwell. He was lost in Vietnam in 67′. I gave him his last haircut when he went over,” said Frank Dunbar, a veteran and retired barber. “He said this’ll probably be the last haircut I get from a civilian and he was right.”
Following a parade, a wreath was placed in front of the memorial and another one was tossed in the Penobscot River.
“Freedom isn’t free,” said Kyle Roberts, retired Coast Guard. “For many decades, men and women have gone out and given their lives for this wonderful country.”
Monday’s observances organized by American Legion Post 93.
“We do this in remembrance of all those who died in action and made the supreme sacrifice for our country,” said Richard Bowden, Commander of Post 93.
Dunbar said it’s important to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, but also to remember their loved ones and those still serving.
He currently has grandchildren serving in the military.