Bath marks Memorial Day with "We Remember" ceremony | News
BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bath marked this day for an 11th year with a ceremony called "We Remember."
The names of all 387 service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty since last Memorial Day were read. The ceremony also included the laying of memorial wreaths, a fly over, a 21 gun salute and taps.
No Mainer has been killed in the past year -- but "We Remember" also memorialized those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the conflicts since September 11th.
There was a field of flags in the park that included photos and bios for the Maine service members.
"We Remember" chairman Jack Albias said, "These young people who are dead, gone forever were playing basketball last year, they were going to proms, just having a good time. They saw fit to serve their country and we owe it to them."
"We Remember" started the first Memorial Day after the September 11th attacks with a wreath laying off the Sagadahoc Bridge. Organizers vow to continue holding the ceremony until no more service members lose their lives in defense of this country.
The American Legion also holds a Memorial Day ceremony at the park and there is a Memorial Day parade through the city.