Our friends at the City of Portland want you to know there are two great events happening in Portland on Memorial Day 2018!
On Monday morning, May 28 2018, the City of Portland, Maine and the Harold T. Andrews Post 17, American Legion, will sponsor the Memorial Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10:30 AM at Longfellow Square and process down Congress Street ending at Monument Square at approximately 11:00 AM. Speeches will then be made along with a wreath laying ceremony.
Mayor Ethan Strimling, Portland City Council members, Police and Fire Department Color Guards will be marching as well as the Portland and Deering High School band, the 195th U.S. Army Band, the AMVETS Post 25 Color Guard, Girls Scouts of America, Slugger the Sea Dog, Crusher the Red Claw, and much more.
Traffic Alert: Congress Street from State Street to Elm Street – and side street leading onto Congress – will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the parade, approximately 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM. Additionally, Congress Street (from Mellen Street to State Street), State Street (from Cumberland Ave. to Congress Street) and Dow Street (from Congress Street to Brackett Street) will be closed to traffic for the formation area from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM.