The monument is located on a small green at the intersection of Main Street and Tuttle/Blanchard Road in Cumberland, Maine.
All wars monument
OF THE MEN
OF CUMBERLAND, MAINE
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
ON LAND AND SEA
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,
OF HER CITIZENS
Granite shaft on a granite base.
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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World War I Monument, Cumberland County, Cumberland, Maine by Libby Bischof, Digital Maine, Maine Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine
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