In light of Nov. 11, and Veteran’s Day, the Waldoborough Historical Society has been putting together information on the town's first man to enlist in WW2, Roland L. Black.

This year, the Waldoborough Historical Society will continue its annual recognition of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. No longer called Armistice Day, the date is recognized as a day to recognize military service of all forms.

"While Maine men did not enlist in their hometowns, the state kept a list of those who took part in the war, but did not list them under town headings, so we don’t have a certified list of all who served from the town," said Jean Lawrence, president of the Waldoborough Historical Society, "The state lists are found in Dr. Jasper Stahl’s second volume appendix."

Just as Waldoboro citizens reach out to assist those in need today, the tradition of banding together to work towards a common goal came first. When the Armistice was announced, church bells rang and special celebrations of thanks were held.

Historical society members and the public will gather at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 to commemorate the holiday, the loss of American soldiers over the years, and to recognize the 200th Anniversary of the Revere Bell.

Two local veterans, Lance Corporal Roger Eugley of the Marine Corps and SPC Kristy Simmons will ring the bell to honor the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the historic date of the Armistice of WWI, “the war to end all wars.”