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Old 12-20-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Default My Wreath for Ben

Maine is famous for the wreaths we send to Arlington.

A few years ago I found this grave in the woods. I cleaned up the fallen branches and brushed the leaves and pine needles off the top of the stone. This is Benjamin Bowers, Private, 7th Massachusetts Regiment, Revolutionary War. I was awestruck that this patriot was here overlooking the Passadumkeag River in Maine. He received a section of land as a bonus for serving in the Revolutionary War. Ben and his wife, Sabrina, walked up the Penobscot River and followed the Passadumkeag river east until they found a south facing slope with good soils looking across at Passadumkeag Mountain. Last Memorial Day I hiked in to the site with my family. Yesterday I hiked in again to place a wreath and take this picture. I guess I'm still awestruck about this. It is unlikely that anybody will come across this wreath, but they sure will wonder about it if they do.




There are still Patriots in Maine. They walk among us.

Merry Christmas friends.

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 12-20-2010 at 06:39 PM.. Reason: adding IMG link
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Blessings and a merry Christmas to you as well.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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You're a good man.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:50 AM
 
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That's quite a find up in them woods- Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Thanks for the assist Cornerguy1.

No problem, NMLM. Nice job on the memorial

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Old 12-21-2010, 06:03 AM
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Outstanding! A very thoughtful thing to do.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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This is a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for what you have done and continue to do.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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Very thoughtful, Merry Christmas
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Tropical state of mind
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Wow. Hubby and I were blown away by your find and by what you did. Blessings.

Merry Christmas
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Very Nice Northern Maine Land Man!! You're place in heaven is assured.
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