2013-05-31 / Front Page

Home of the brave

Cape honors military who have passed


Top, Pat Harmon of Scarborough stands to applaud as the Memorial Day parade began in Cape Elizabeth on Monday morning, May 27. Harmon had set up her lawn chair at the very beginning of the parade along Route 77. Right, Jack Gentilini, 4, and Nathanael Drake, 5, find a shady spot to relax during the 2013 Memorial Day ceremony held at the War Veterans’ Memorial on Scott Dyer Road. Members of the Cape Elizabeth Lions Club marched with the enormous American flag, then held it aloft through the ceremony. The Memorial Day parade route cut through the town center to Scott Dyer Road. Following the parade, community members gathered around the War Veterans’ Memorial for a brief ceremony led by Cape Elizabeth resident Jim Huebener. The ceremony included readings of “The Gettysburg Address” and “In Flanders Fields,” and musical performances of “Taps,” “Amazing Grace,” “God Bless America” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The ceremony also included a wreath-laying from Cape Elizabeth resident John Rich, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and covered the Korean War as a correspondent for NBC News. (Jack Flagler photos) Top, Pat Harmon of Scarborough stands to applaud as the Memorial Day parade began in Cape Elizabeth on Monday morning, May 27. Harmon had set up her lawn chair at the very beginning of the parade along Route 77. Right, Jack Gentilini, 4, and Nathanael Drake, 5, find a shady spot to relax during the 2013 Memorial Day ceremony held at the War Veterans’ Memorial on Scott Dyer Road. Members of the Cape Elizabeth Lions Club marched with the enormous American flag, then held it aloft through the ceremony. The Memorial Day parade route cut through the town center to Scott Dyer Road. Following the parade, community members gathered around the War Veterans’ Memorial for a brief ceremony led by Cape Elizabeth resident Jim Huebener. The ceremony included readings of “The Gettysburg Address” and “In Flanders Fields,” and musical performances of “Taps,” “Amazing Grace,” “God Bless America” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The ceremony also included a wreath-laying from Cape Elizabeth resident John Rich, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and covered the Korean War as a correspondent for NBC News. (Jack Flagler photos)

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