Come see Harry Pinkham’s community band uniform, Olive McKay Wright’s nursing school cape from St. Andrews Hospital in the 1930s, and an early Knights of Pythias uniform worn by Charles Thomas Orne of West Boothbay Harbor.
This exhibit will be on display until next spring.
On November 11, 1918, an armistice was signed by France and Germany ending World War I. Raymond Pennoyer’s World War I army uniform, as well as documents about Harriet Delamere’s years nursing the wounded in France, are on display to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Both Raymond Pennoyer and Harriet Delamere were awarded medals for their service during the war. Harriet was awarded the Victory Medal Service Ribbon with two bronze stars for her participation in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. Raymond received the Purple Heart for his actions at the Battle of Argonne.
World War I, or the Great War, was thought to be the war that ended all war. Armistice Day was, and still is, celebrated in many countries world-wide. After World War II ended, Armistice Day in the United States was renamed Veterans Day.