For updated tour information, please check the Presque Isle Historical Society website: email: [email protected] a Veteran, growing up in a family of male and female Veterans, dating back to World War II, the Vietnam War, Operation Just Cause, the Gulf War, the Iraq War, to now Operation Enduring Freedom, to name a few, I have witnessed first-hand what can be the tragic effects on those who served and those who supported them on the Home Front.Without a doubt our Vietnam War Veterans returned home to a hostile environment that isolated them, their pain, and the care they needed for far too long.
--- by Ed Hews, President of Fairmount Cemetery Association Board of Trustees This website is created and maintained by the GIS Laboratory of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Chunzeng Wang, also performs annual update to the cemetery GIS database and this website (normally in June or July).
"A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today - a cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembered - always."(Author unknown) Guided Walking Tours of Historic Fairmount Cemetery: The tours begin at p.m.
at the Civil War Monument in Fairmount Cemetery on US Route 1 just south of the city. Hear the history of the cemetery, about its Victorian influences and the stories of some of Presque Isle's interesting historical figures interred within.
Parking is available across the street at the Chamber of Commerce. Dates: May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, and September 9.
VA is proudly partnering with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Committee and Department of Defense (Do D) in honoring a grateful nation by thanking Vietnam Veterans and families for their service, valor and sacrifice.
In accordance with Public Law 110-181SEC.598, Congress authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50 Anniversary of the Vietnam War.” The commemoration committee is accomplishing this charge by recruiting commemorative partners throughout America.Their charge: “To thank and honor Veterans of the Vietnam War, To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War, To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War, and To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War”.Established by local business men in 1864 and located south of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, the Fairmount Cemetery overlooks the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus.It is the largest cemetery in northern Maine and encompasses over 30 acres of beautifull rolling land. Of this number more than 700 were veterans dating as far back as the Civil War.Attracting thousands of visitors from local and far away each year, the cemetery is an important piece of Aroostook history.The cemetery is well maintained and managed by Fairmount Cemetery Association.