The Memorial Day Parades
Written by Luc Beaulieu and Emma Sweeney
Edited by Emily Baker
On May 28th the Massabesic NJROTC and Massabesic high school band participated in parades across the school district. Parades took place in Waterboro, Limerick, and Lyman, although, the concert band did not participate in the parade in Lyman. After the Limerick parade, one of Maine’s former senators, Angus King, was a guest speaker at the Memorial day ceremony.
The Massabesic high school concert band, led by director Adam Goad, marched in both the Waterboro parade and the Limerick parade. They played “My Country, Tis of Thee” arranged by Dallas C. Burke, “Armed Forces” arranged by M. Doiron and “You’re A Grand Old Flag” arranged by Paul Jennings. After the parades, several band members joined the NJROTC for a barbecue in Lyman before the NJROTC marched in the last parade.
The NJROTC participated in the Memorial Day Parades in Waterboro, Limerick, and Lyman. They had all of the cadets participate in marching, and they also had a Color Guard. In the Color Guard, it was commanded by the unit’s Company Commander Ivalani Callahan. Carrying the Navy flag was the previous Company Commander Zoé Petit. The Guards were Maxwell Sweeney, and the Company’s Executive Officer Marcus Ratz. In the Limerick parade, two cadets, Rachael Bonia and Emma Sweeney were selected to do a flag folding ceremony in front of the Maine State Senator, Angus King. After the parades, the cadets all had a barbecue together.