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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Date: circa 1930
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1930
Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.
With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.
2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.
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… Aurora Grange participants on float at American Legion field in Strong. The Aurora Grange in Strong celebrated rural life for many decades.
… Society Johnson-Cox Post 78, American Legion purchased lakefront property and through several years of volunteerism and donations of time and…
… and equipping the beach, the American Legion Johnson-Cox Post 78, dedicated the beach in memory of Milton R.