Tag Archives: Village Cemetery

Memorial Day and the boys of Kenduskeag

It’s easy to miss them, even on a Memorial Day weekend. The boys of Kenduskeag lie quietly, eternally, behind the metal fence separating Village Cemetery from traffic on the adjacent Levant Road. It curves slightly while sliding past the cemetery; a driver paying attention to the road may not really notice this rural cemetery in […]

Vandal strikes the Monroe Civil War monument

Who vandalized the Civil War monument in Monroe? Has a Confederate-hater mistaken the great coat-clad Union infantryman atop the monument for a Johnny Reb? Let’s look back 130½ years to see how this story began. On Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) 1887, hundreds of people trekked to the Village Cemetery on the Monroe Road in […]