How did I not know this existed?

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The husband and I were invited to a fundraiser at the Maine Military museum by an old friend who worked with him at the FAA.

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There were numerous items for sale, as well as a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and donation box.

There was also free food, beer and wine.

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You have to love a museum with a bar.

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The museum itself is small but jam packed with memorabilia, all acquired through donation. I’m amazed that we never knew it existed but seriously glad we do now.

We strolled around for an hour and could have spent all day. The collection of military history was impressive and the passion project of one single man. We tagged along on a portion of a tour with him and were blown away by the encyclopedic knowledge he had of every single piece in the building. As you can imagine, most of the stories were heartbreaking.

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There were sections for the Revolutionary War.

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The Civil War.

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And World War I.

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Never let it be said war doesn’t inspire song.

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The quality of song may however, be disputed.

To be continued…

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14 thoughts on “How did I not know this existed?”

  1. I wonder if the museum would be interested in displaying my honorable discharge from the army in 1962. I didn’t do anything heroic during my service, but hey — it’s not my fault the country wasn’t involved in any wars at the time.

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