Historical Society to hear about 'Our Boys Over There'

Apr 17, 2017
The first Waldo County recruits depart from the railroad station Sept. 19, 1917, on their way to training at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

Belfast — “Our Boys Over There - Belfast during World War I” will be the topic of the Belfast Historical Society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Abbott Room at  Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Society president Megan Pinette will present life in Belfast during the days leading up to the United States' entry into the war, soldiers from Belfast on the front, and post-war remembrances.

Featured soldiers will be Frank D. Hazeltine, for whom the American Legion Post is named; Capt. Albert W. Stevens, aerial photographer, for whom the Belfast elementary school is named; and George K. Wadlin, who was with the American Expeditionary Force in 1918.

Belfast Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public and are held April through October. For a program schedule, visit belfastmuseum.org.

 

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