The first meeting of 2020 featured long-time JLC CWRT member Steve Bunker, who agreed to step up and accommodate an unavoidable schedule change. Steve discussed the challenging, but successful effort to develop and place the 1st Maine Cavalry monument at Middleburg, Virginia. He went on to summarize how post-Civil War economic realities impacted the extent to which Maine communities memorialized (or were unable to memorialize) wartime sacrifices. Using his experience and insights as a framework, Steve took the opportunity to urge us to consider ways to remember and memorialize the many Mainers whose Civil War service (including naval service) deserves to be recalled.

01/31/2020
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