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.
… local schools were closed, and many businesses suspended operations for the two hour ceremony. The attendance was estimated at nearly 2,000.
… form of a hollow umbrella-shaped sounding-board suspended above his head by a well carved hand and arm let down from the ceiling, as if from a…
Work was suspended during the winter but early in the spring it was resumed. On June 20, 1842 the bridge was opened to traffic, the cost was $2,200.