August 24, 2014

Windham Veteran's recognition day at the South Portland Military Museum - By David Tanguay

The South Portland Maine Military Museum hosted a contingent of some 35 Windham Vets and their wives and friends at the Military Museum form 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19. Veterans from the Windham American Legion and VFW Post along with other local veterans attended the impressive display of military artifacts, uniforms, weapons and period news articles. All came away with an appreciation for the dedication and amount of work put into the museum by the Director and Chief Curator Lee Humiston and his staff of volunteers. 

One display in particular touched many of the veterans. This was the only exact replication of the infamous Hanoi Hilton, Prisoner of War cell experienced in Vietnam. The museum has archived over 4,000 artifacts and 300 uniforms in addition to those currently on display. Every veteran indicated that it was well worth the trip and would encourage others to visit the museum. In addition to the time spent in the museum, the veterans and families were treated to a picnic style lunch and a wonderful opportunity to reminisce about times past. For additional information on the museum, visit

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