Keywords: Korean War
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Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society
Date: circa 1965
Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum
Media: black and white photograph
In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.