Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mt. Hope Cemetery Corporation
Rededication of 1864 Civil War Memorial
Celebration of Hannibal Hamlin's 200th Birthday

Saturday, July 11th, 2009 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  1. Special Cemetery Tour from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Led by Dana Lippitt, Curator, Bangor Museum & Center for History. Donations $5.00 per person, proceeds go to the Bangor Museum & Center for History.
  2. At 11:30 AM, Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin will walk from the Superintendant's Lodge to the Civil War Monument for the rededication.
  3. Participants will include the 20th Maine Company B, the 6th Heavy Artillery, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Bangor Band.
  4. Music by the Bangor Band.
  5. 11:45 - 11:50 AM, remarks by Mayor Gerry Palmer and introductions.
  6. 11:50 AM - 12:00 PM, accounts of the original ceremony by Earle Shettleworth, Jr., Maine State Historian.
  7. 12:00 - 12:05 PM, music by the Bangor Band.
  8. 12:05 - 12:20 PM, Rededication of the Memorial by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
  9. 12:20 - 12:30 PM, volleys by the 20th Maine and the 6th Heavy Artillery.
  10. 12:30 - 12:35 PM, speech by President Abraham Lincoln.
  11. 12:35 - 12:40 PM, music by Bangor Band as we move to Hannibal Hamlin's grave.
  12. 12:45 - 12:55 PM, a brief speech from Hamlin and then a wreath will be laid at his grave. Again the 20th will fire a volley in salute to Hamlin.

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