It's rare that I ever miss the Bangor-Brewer Veterans Day Parade in November. I can't stress the importance of getting out on what is usually a chilly day to honor those that have served our country so valiantly, and to remember those that paid the ultimate price for the cause of freedom for humankind. Standing on the sidewalk as those brave men and women walk by is the least any of us can do.

Incidentally, the picture on the left is my Dad: Elwood Nelson Jewell, Sr., he served as a Navy Sea Bee in World War II. He was proud of his service, and of those he served with. We sure do miss him. Love you Dad.

I hope you'll join me this Monday, November 12, 2012, as the Bangor-Brewer Veterans Day Parade begins at 10:30am at the Hannaford parking lot in Brewer, and will continue down Wilson St. and across the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge to Bangor, it will then turn right onto Main St., and then right onto Exchange St. to the Kenduskeag Plaza.

Also, the day begins with a Veteran's Day Pancake Breakfast at the Brewer Auditorium from 7am to 9am, it's hosted by the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club. The cost is $7 person, $4 for children.

Here's a little something that will put your heart in the right place. May we never forget.