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CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy held a Veterans Day Observance Ceremony on Fri., Nov. 11, at 11a.m., in the college's Alexander Fieldhouse. Sponsored and organized by the college’s Student Government Association, and supported by the Regiment of Midshipmen, the annual student-centered event featured student speakers and musical selections by the student a cappella group, the Maritones. Performances by the MMA band and drill team were included in the ceremony which concluded with a 21-gun salute and a moment of silence.
As a regular part of the ceremony, the Downeast Chapter of the American Merchant Marine Veteran’s Association placed 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 each year and all were welcome to attend the event.