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Category: Public Events & Celebrations, Holidays, Memorial Day

Historical Items

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Item 26946

Memorial Day, Presque Isle, 1888

Contributed by: Turner Memorial Library through Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1888-05-30 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 7797

Memorial Day Parade, Deer Isle, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Deer Isle Media: Photoprint

Item 7803

Memorial Day parade, Deer Isle

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Deer Isle Media: Photoprint

Exhibits

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A Day for Remembering

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.