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“Last Veteran” Ceremony in Clifton
Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, some of whom will be in uniform, will conduct a “Last Veteran” ceremony.
The ceremony will be conducted at the gravesite of the last surviving Civil War veteran of Penobscot County, Melvin Sylvester Jellison of Clifton. Jellison (1846-1947), a private in Company B 6th Maine Regiment Infantry, was also the second-to-last surviving Civil War veteran in Maine.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery on Rebel Hill Road (Route 180) in Clifton. Immediately following the ceremony, the Clifton Historical Society will host a reception that is open to the public at the Clifton town office meeting room, 135 Airline Road in Clifton.