Keywords: Veterans Memorial
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Contributed by: Garland Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Date: circa 1948
Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.
Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.
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.
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Veterans Tributes Guilford Veterans Memorial Photo by: Tom Goulette X By: Sieferd C Schultz The United States has been involved in six major…
Togus Veterans' Hospital view, 1885 Contributed by Boston Public Library Description This bird's-eye view shows the Togus home for veterans.
Veterans Tributes By: Stub SchultzThe Veterans Tributes Exhibit shows photographs relating to Guilford Veterans and tells the stories of two…
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