Folks Flock To Bangor To Mark Memorial Day With Parade
The weather could not have been better for folks hoping to honor our military heroes at this year's Bangor Memorial Day Parade, hosted by the Bangor High School JRTOC.
The parade kicked off at 10:15, starting at Exchange St. and concluding with a 21 gun salute by the JROTC at Davenport Park.
Veterans from all branches of the military made their way along the route...
And as they did, the crowds looking on greeted them with applause and cheers, while they waved flags in their best red-white-and-blue attire.
Many of Maine's active military members also took time out of their day to walk the route, including the Maine Air National Guard.
The parade also featured entries from local EMS providers to the delight of many of the younger (and young-at-heart) in the audience.
The Bangor High School Band was joined by members of Bangor's Little League teams as they made their way through town.
And what parade would be complete without some classic participants, like this one!
Or this one!
And the Cole Land Transportation Museum even brought their replica of the Liberty Bell through town.
One of the highlights of the parade was the couple recreating an infamous photo of "The Kiss" from V-JDay in Times Square.
The original couple was photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt after the world found out about Japan's surrender in WWII. The sailor kissing a lady in Times Square was recreated by these two, much to the delight of the crowd.
All in all, it was a fitting return of a beloved Bangor Parade, and a wonderful way to honor those who gave all in the line of service to this country.