The History of Memorial Day in Maine

There are many holidays our nation holds, all great reminders of American Patriotism.  Memorial Day is like no other, this is a day to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms while serving our armed forces.  Throughout the country their gravestones will be visited and decorated with U.S. Flags in national cemeteries.  Formerly known as Decoration Day the tradition is said to have began in the 1860’s.  In 1866 Maine’s first and only national cemetery was erected in Kennebec County.  Togus National Cemetery displays the Avenue of Flags in remembrance annually on Memorial Day.

Here in Ogunquit Maine Memorial Day is a great celebration; it’s the start of our season in Southern Maine as everyone comes out of their winter hibernation to enjoy all the beauty Maine has to offer.  At our Maine Resort we celebrate with our special Memorial Day Package and Live Entertainment in the West Meadow Pub Saturday Night. Enjoy the Fire pit, BBQ’s and Outdoor Pool as you celebrate Memorial Day!

Looking for a parade?  Southern Maine Memorial Day Parade in Old Orchard Beach is co-hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and one of the largest in the state.  Show off your American Patriotism at the beach, we’ll be here to ensure it’s one to remember here are a few ways our Ogunquit Maine Hotel is one to remember:

With so many rooms types and locations to choose from often our returning guests have their favorites.  Although we do our best to notate preferences in our system to ensure the best vacation escape to Maine we are not always aware of them.  Hannah checked in one of our very loyal guests who would have preferred a different location, she immediately noted the preference, moved them to their favorite room and sent up a box of homemade chocolates for their enjoyment!

One of our front desk agents noticed an elderly couple checking in with difficulty walking, while she was completing the check in process she had housekeeping deliver a rubber mat to their guest room to ensure a safer shower experience.

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