Learn about 'Our Boys' in WWI during public gathering Sept. 12

Sep 07, 2017

Searsport — “Our Boys Over There - Belfast during World War I,” will be the topic of the Searsport Historical Society’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Curtis Hall at the First Congregational Church of Searsport. All are welcome.

Megan Pinette, president of Belfast Historical Society, will tell of 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; and George K. Wadlin, with the American Expeditionary Force in 1918.

Other war-related topics are the contributions made by Waldo County towns to the war effort, how the conflict was depicted in the local press, and post-war memorials. In 1921, the new cement bridge crossing Belfast Harbor was dedicated as the Waldo County Memorial Bridge, in honor of the fallen.

There will be time for questions an answers, and a social hour will follow.


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