Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day In Kennebunkport

The King's Port Inn would like to wish everybody a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. We hope you take the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Also, please remember the men and women who died while serving this country. Their sacrifices should never be forgotten.
The first Memorial Day was originally called "Decoration Day". It all started in 1868, in Decatur, IL. when Union veterans from the Civil War decorated the graves of the war dead with flowers. By the 20th century the holiday had merged to include all Americans who had died while in the military service. It also typically marks the start of the summer vacation season.
There will be several Memorial Day services held in the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area. Here is a description of the local services:
KENNEBUNKPORT: The Memorial Day parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 30th, from Temple Street and wind down through Spring Street and down Western Avenue to Cooper's Corner, and back again. A 21-gun salute will be held at the Mathew Lanigan Bridge.
CAPE PORPOISE: Half an hour after the ceremony in Dock Square, a smaller version of the Dock Square parade will move to Cape Porpoise.(11:30 a.m.)
KENNEBUNK: The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 2 p.m., Monday. The route will take marchers along Main Street and feature the Kennebunk High School band, among others. A free Memorial Day Wounded Heroes Concert will follow at 3 p.m. at the Waterhouse Center in downtown Kennebunk.
ARUNDEL: The Arundel Historical Society will host a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Veteran's Memorial at the fire station on Limerick Road.
For more information on any of these services, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 207-967-0857. Or, e-mail
The King's Port Inn has availability for Memorial Day Weekend. We have Kings beds for $179 a night. All rooms include a free continental breakfast, free wi, and free parking. Please call us at 1-800-286-5767 to make a reservation. We hope to hear from you. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
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