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Wednesday, May 02, 2007 

Memorial Day in Kennebunkport

Memorial Day in Kennebunkport is a slice of Americana. Its small town parade along with the gathering to honor those that gave their lives for our freedoms make lasting memories.

Often attended by President Bush and his wife Barbara, the events of Memorial Day in Kennebunkport will have you rubbing elbows with some pretty fancy people.

Originally known as Decoration Day, there are no less than two dozen towns that attempt to lay claim to its birthplace. Even though Waterloo, New York was officially proclaimed as the birthplace of Memorial Day by Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, the origins have never been proven.

In 1915, Moina Michael came up with the idea of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day in honor of those who died in service to our country. Inspired by this, on Memorial Day 1922 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to nationally sell poppies.

Consider celebrating Memorial Day 2007 in Kennebunkport. At The Maine Stay Inn, we have 3-night packages starting at $537.00, plus tax. Of course our rates include a full New England breakfast each morning (on Memorial Day, our fresh fruit course will include the Maine Stay's traditional red, white and blue fruit).

Don't forget, at The Maine Stay Inn, "we have the nicest guests."

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