Four served in the battles for America's independence in the Revolutionary War: Ensign Crispus Graves, Privates John Sawyer Jr. Joseph Lunt and Simon Davis.
Privates William Sawyer, Joseph M. Sawyer, Joseph Merrill, Samuel Blake, Andrew Graves and John Sawyer Jr., six militia men served to protect the port of Portland during the War of 1812, so called the second War of Independence which ushered the movement toward statehood for Maine. Francis Smith also served during the War of 1812 from the Kittery area of Maine.
Lastly, Private James Moseley served for three years in the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment during the Civil War and moved to East Deering following his mother Ann and sister.
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on Honor's bright crest
From The Battle of Lovell's Pond by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
|Marching into the Cemetery|
|Wearing the appropriate red sashes and white gloves|
|The Grand Trunk Cemetery Veterans Memorial|
|Flags at the graves of Francis Smith and Simon Davis|
All we have of freedom,
all we use or know-
This our fathers
bought for us, long
and long ago.