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Merrill Memorial Monument, Cumberland Center, ca. 1928

Contributed by Cumberland Historical Society

This postcard shows the William Merrill Monument which was dedicated May 30, 1928. This memorial was erected by William Merrill's only son, Edwin R. Merrill, a year after his father's death. The monument bears three commemorative panels.
The FRONT PANEL: In commemoration of the men of Cumberland, Maine, who served their country on land and sea in all wars of the nation.
The RIGHT PANEL: The demands for loyalty to a country is as great upon the sons as they are upon the sires. The safety of the country lies in the intelligence, the moral character, the patriotism of its citizens.
The LEFT PANEL: Cumberland honors her sons and daughters who have shown their loyalty, self-sacrifice, and devotion to preserve and cement the Union in the days of the Civil War, 1861-1865.

Other Information


  • Title: Merrill Memorial Monument, Cumberland Center, ca. 1928
  • Creation Date: circa 1928
  • Subject Date: circa 1928
  • Town: Cumberland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic Postcard
  • Dimensions (cm): 13.5 x 8.6
  • Local Code: 2009.0122
  • Collection: Cumberland Historical Society
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Cumberland Historical Society
PO Box 82; 4 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, ME 04021
(207) 829-5820

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