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Historical Items

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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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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.


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.


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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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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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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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…

My Maine Stories

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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