Keywords: Memorial Day
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.
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.
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.
Memorial Day, Presque Isle, 1888 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description Milliner's store front on the east side of the…
… Soldiers marching in Presque Isle Memorial Day parade, 1944 Contributed by Presque Isle Air Museum Description Soldiers marching in the…
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…