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Historical Items

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Item 30971

Memorial Day Parade, Guilford, 1911

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1911-05-30 Location: Guilford 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 16674

Soldiers marching in Presque Isle Memorial Day parade, 1944

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1944-05-30 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

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.

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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.

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WWI Memorial Trees along Portland's Baxter Boulevard

On Memorial Day of 1920, the City of Portland planted 100 Linden trees on Forest Avenue, each dedicated to the memory of one military service member who had died in World War I, or who had served honorably.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Memorial Day, Presque Isle, 1888

Memorial Day, Presque Isle, 1888 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description Milliner's store front on the east side of the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Soldiers marching in Presque Isle Memorial Day parade, 1944

… Soldiers marching in Presque Isle Memorial Day parade, 1944 Contributed by Presque Isle Air Museum Description Soldiers marching in the…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Cumberland's Prince Memorial Library : Evolution of a Community Institution

Rummery of Portland built the library for $15,578, and an additional $2,179 was spent on furnishings. Prince Memorial Library opened to the public on…

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

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Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.