100 Years Ago: 1922

The auxiliary of Alden Gayton Post met Monday night with a large attendance. After the business session two birthday parties were held for Mrs. Mary Williams and Mrs. Grace Crockett. Each was presented with a cut glass dish. Refreshments were served.

50 Years Ago: 1972

The Christian Volunteers will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the vestry of the Minot comer Methodist Church for a potluck supper. Mrs. Mary Torrey, East  Poland, will show movies of Little Lyford Pond Camps in the Kokadjo region, a hunting and fishing lodge she and her husband own and operate. The WSCS is invited and everyone is welcome.

25 Years Ago: 1997

If you happen to see a blue ribbon flying from the antenna of a police cruiser, it is because law enforcement agencies and families all across the country are honoring their memory of their fallen officers. On May 15 at 1 pm the Maine Law Enforcement Officers Memorial service will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial on State Street in Augusta. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week of May 15 as National Peace Week. The Blue Ribbon Campaign is sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors, COPS, and then the campaign tries to promote law awareness and support in the community. Law enforcement is often referred to as “the thin blue line” that separates order and chaos. Flying a blue ribbon is an expression for those who have given their lives in the performance of their duties.

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