Category: Military & War, Wars, World War I, 1914-1918
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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1917
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
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.
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.
When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.
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Jonathan Clay Jr. Responses from students in Mr. Koscuiszka's class can be viewed below: Haylea Lujan "Summarize the 'who, what, where, and when' of…
Influential Institutions Use the menu at left to browse various pieces completed by 7th and 8th grade social-studies students at Mattanawcook Junior…
Catholic Church Responses from four students in Mr. Koscuiszka's class can be viewed below: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lincoln, ca.
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by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office
Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland