Raising the Flag

Raising the Flag (HMVEO)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.491', W 68° 55.581'

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In 1850, 216 Searsport men listed their occupations as sailor. This work was what they knew; it was traditional in this and other maritime communities. The men were often gone for years at a time. Young men also left Searsport to go to war, beginning with the Civil War. Less than 50 years after Appomattox young people left again to go to war: this time World War I, the "war to end all wars." The photograph shows a service flag with 41 stars being carried down Main Street on August 16, 1918. The Adjutant General of the State of Maine reported 39 Searsport residents served in the armed forces from 1917 to 1919. We can be sure the local people knew how many of their loved ones were in the war.
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HM NumberHMVEO
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Marker Number9
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 505859 N 4922766
Decimal Degrees44.45818333, -68.92635000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.491', W 68° 55.581'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 29.46" N, 68° 55' 34.86" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27-29 E Main St, Searsport ME 04974, US
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