Taking in the Damariscotta-Newcastle Memorial Day parade, with a friend. (Sherwood Olin photo)
Elouise Falabella finds her way through a maze. (J.W. Oliver photo)
Carrying the nation's colors in the Damariscotta-Newcastle Memorial Day parade.
Navy Cmdr. William Judd, retired, told those assembled at the Jefferson veterans' memorial, May 27, to remember and care for those who have returned from battle in need of physical and emotional healing. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Trudy Souci was master of ceremonies at Jefferson's May 27 Memorial Day event. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
John Flaherty of Waldoboro is a member of the Veterans of Foreigh Wars and American Legion Post 149. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Brownies from Troop 881 march through Waldoboro on Memorial Day, May 28. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Jefferson remembers. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Boy scouts carry the colors and a wreath in the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Waldoboro. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Marine Cpl. Brandon Sodergren has recently returned from military service in Afghanistan. (Shlomit Auciello photo).
Cub scout Gabriel Laweryson, 9, of Pack 216 in Jefferson watches the May 28 Memorial Day ceremony in Waldoboro. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Waldoboro's 2012 Memorial Day observance ended with the playing of Taps from the memorial and an echoing refrain from the riverside. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Jeannete Wheeler carrys a sign honoring an old friend who died in the Vietnam War. She said Jimmy Keene died when he stepped on a land mine in 1972. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Lincoln Academy student Sam Jones finished in the top two percent of Maine students and the top five percent of U.S. students taking the 2012 National French Exam Level I. (J.W. Oliver photo)
Rowan Carroll-Christopher placed in the top three percent in Maine and the top six percent in the nation in Level I French. (J.W. Oliver photo)
It is a Memorial Day tradition, along the Maine coast, to remember those lost in battle and at sea with a wreath cast into the water. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Addison Vermillion sings "The Star Spangled Banner" at Waldoboro's 2012 Memorial Day ceremony, May 28. (Shlomit Aucielo photo)
Theodore Wooster (Shlomit Auciello photo)
Lead car driver Veterans Ron Toussaint and Tot Morton escorted Captain Joe Gray (ret.) Grand Marshal of the Memorial Day Parade and his wife Carolyn.
Outgoing Waldoboro Selectman Rebecca Maxwell (in green) hugs Finance Director Eileen Dondlinger after Dondlinger learns she has been honored on the dedication page of the 2011 Annual Report. Dondlinger has wroked for the town for 26 years. (Shlomit Auciello photo)
The Nobleboro Historical Society's 5th Annual Fish Ladder Restoration Festival drew appreciative crowds. (Eleanor Cade Busby photo)