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Item 27195

Memorial Day Parade, Thomaston, 1890

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: 1890

Location: Thomaston

Media: Photographic print

Item 16673

Presque Isle Memorial Day parade, 1944

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum

Date: 1944-05-30

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Photographic print

Item 34291

Civil War Memorial, Bangor, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: circa 1875

Location: Bangor

Media: Stereograph

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Woodbury K. Dana's grave, Westbrook, 1924

Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

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.


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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.


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Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

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.

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Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

Maine and the Civil War - Communities and the War

… historical collections relating to the Civil War era and residents of their area who participated in the war; held "One Book, One Community"…

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Townspeople seeing off soldiers, Lincoln, ca. 1918

Lincoln, Maine - World War I

… Maine affect World War I and how did World War I affect Lincoln, Maine? Lincoln affected the war because we sent out 168 troops to fight in the…

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War veterans, Kittery, 1932

Maine and the Civil War - Legendary Participation

If your organization has Civil War related materials you wish to contribute to Maine Memory Network, go to our Share Your Local History section or…

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era

by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day


The only letter to survive World War II

by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


In 1970 I served in Vietnam, and sent my parents a package

by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

My Parents' war story