County

Cumberland

Location (Address)

The monument is located on a small green at the intersection of Main Street and Tuttle/Blanchard Road in Cumberland, Maine.

Zip Code

04021

Type

Monument

Additional Type

Shaft

Additional Type

All wars monument

Date Erected

1928

Date Dedicated

5-30-1928

Inscriptions

IN COMMEMORATION

OF THE MEN

OF CUMBERLAND, MAINE

WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY

ON LAND AND SEA

IN ALL

THE WARS OF THE NATION

(next side of pillar)

THE DEMANDS FOR

LOYALTY TO OUR COUNTRY

ARE AS GREAT UPON THE SONS

AS THEY WERE UPON THE SIRES.

THE SAFETY OF THE COUNTRY

LIES IN THE INTELLIGENCE,

THE MORAL CHARACTER,

THE PATRIOTISM,

OF HER CITIZENS

Materials

Granite shaft on a granite base.

Sponsor

Merrill Family

Monument Description

This memorial was erected by William Merrill's only son, Edwin R. Merrill, a year after his father's death. The monument bears three commemorative panels:


The FRONT PANEL: In commemoration of the men of Cumberland, Maine, who served their country on land and sea in all wars of the nation.

The RIGHT PANEL: The demands for loyalty to a country is as great upon the sons as they are upon the sires. The safety of the country lies in the intelligence, the moral character, the patriotism of its citizens.

The LEFT PANEL: Cumberland honors her sons and daughters who have shown their loyalty, self-sacrifice, and devotion to preserve and cement the Union in the days of the Civil War, 1861-1865.

Information courtesy of the Cumberland Historical Society and the Maine Memory Network.

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Photographer

Libby Bischof

Date Taken

2015

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