Maine Maritime Academy will hold a Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in front of Leavitt Hall.
Sponsored and organized by the college’s Student Government Association and supported by the Regiment of Midshipmen, the annual student-centered event will feature student speakers and musical selections by the student a cappella group the Maritones.
Performances by the MMA band and drill team will also be included in the ceremony, which will conclude with a three-volley salute and a moment of silence.
As a regular part of the ceremony, the Downeast Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veteran’s Association will also place a wreath at the base of the Merchant Marine memorial located on the college campus. The granite memorial honors merchant mariners and members of the Naval Armed Guard from Maine who died in service to their country during World War II.
Maine Maritime Academy’s Veterans Day Observance is open to the public.
The Three Rivers Kiwanis of Milo-Brownville will serve a Veterans Day dinner on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Milo Town Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m., and at 11:45 there will be a POW/MIA ceremony held by the Milo American Legion Post No. 41. Dinner will be served at noon.
All area veterans and their family members are eligible to have a roasted turkey dinner prepared by Val Robertson and her helpers. The Kiwanis Key Club and Builders’ Club will be on hand to help serve the meal. The Elementary Veterans Singers, led by Stephanie Gillis, will provide musical entertainment.
The Watershed School is inviting all interested parents and students to a Veterans Day Open House from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 11.
The open house will take place at the Lincoln Street Center at 24 Lincoln St., for a morning demonstration of selected course offerings, an all-school meeting, and a question-and-answer period with Watershed teachers and students.
Call the school at 594-1873 to register and visit www.watershed-school.org to learn more. Watershed School is the only independent secondary school serving students in midcoast Maine.
In honor of Veterans Day, Spectrum Generations will be offering a free lunch to local veterans at three of its community centers in Central Maine.
Each location has planned a program to pay tribute to those who have served the country. The meal will be free for veterans, but all are welcome for a small fee.
The Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Suite 8, Damariscotta, will be serving spaghetti with meatballs, shepherd’s pie, garden salad and assorted desserts from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. The guest speaker will be Leo Wysochansty, author of “Finding My Way to Freedom.” Call 563-1363 for more details and to make a reservation.
The Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road in Hallowell, will be serving carved ham with country mustard, lemon butter fish, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, garden salad and homemade bread pudding from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Guest speaker is Capt. Gerard Queally of the U.S. Navy Reserves. Call 626-7777 for more information and to make a reservation.
The Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold St., Waterville, will be serving pot roast, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, garden salad and assorted desserts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Guest speaker is Lt. Col. Diane Dunn of the Maine National Guard. Call 873-4745 for more information and to make a reservation.
A Veterans Day lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft.
All veterans and their families and friends are invited, and homemade soups sandwiches and desserts will be served. The church is located on the corner of Route 23 and Church Street in Sangerville.