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Item 11103

Houlton Armistice Day parade, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1935 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 8169

Armistice Day, Skowhegan, 1918

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1918-11-11 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9145

Armistice Day Parade, Millinocket Fire Department, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Millinocket Fire Department Date: circa 1920 Location: Millinocket Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 3 of 3

"… Society Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby died on Armistice Day in 1946 at the Marcotte Home in Lewiston."

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Guilford, Maine - Special Events

"… X Armistice Day Burning the Kaiser, Armistice Day, Guilford, 1918Guilford Historical Society The day of the Armistice was a day of…"

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Guilford, Maine - The Next Fifty Years 1916-1966

"Burning the Kaiser, Armistice Day, Guilford, 1918Guilford Historical Society Aerial view of Guilford Village, ca."