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Item 13711

World War I soldiers, Kennebunk, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Kennebunk Free Library

Date: circa 1918

Location: Kennebunk

Media: Photographic print

Item 102601

Lee, Higginson & Company Belgian investment letter, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1920-01-14

Location: ME; Boston

Media: Ink on Paper

Item 102872

S.S. "Lewiston" before launch, South Portland, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1918-10-31

Location: South Portland

Media: Photographic Print

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Skowhegan Doughboys in France, 1918, WW I

Great War and Armistice Day

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.