Changes made to annual Memorial Day observance

BAR HARBOR — In observance of Memorial Day on May 31, in compliance with the CDC recommendations for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bar Harbor Garden Club is forgoing its usual on-site ceremony at the Blue Star Memorial Marker site on Route 3 in Bar Harbor.

Instead, the club will leave a weatherproof bin at the site. The public is invited to stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to leave a written thought in the bin reflecting a sentiment appropriate for remembering and honoring the nation’s veterans. The collection will be archived and displayed for viewing at the Veterans Day observance at the same site. Also, notes collected during the Veterans Day commemoration will be on display.

The marker is located one-third of a mile from the head of Mount Desert Island on Route 3. The hand-crafted wreath will be on display all weekend.

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