members of Co. A, 3rd Maine consider community service to be an innate
part of our mission. While many of these service activities are related
to Civil War education and
the preservation of the memory of Maine's Civil War history, others
support remembering the veteran's of all of our wars and helping others
in need. Included among our recent community service activities are
a multi-year fund raising campaign to support the preservation of
the original 3rd Maine's national colors that were discovered hidden
away in poor condition at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. The 3rd
Maine's flag, along with those of other preserved or restored Maine
Civil War flags, was put on public display in the Hall
of Flags during the summer and fall of 2003. In 2005 we donated
funds to help preserve the flag of the 5th Maine, displayed at the
Maine Regiment Center. We also purchased and donated to the Maine
State Museum a trunk which was originally the property of Lt.
Charles. T. Watson, the quartermaster of the 3rd Maine Regt. Vol.
Inf. We recently donated funds to support the preservation of the
Battlefield and the Gettysburg
National Military Park. During the past several years Co. A, 3rd
Maine has raised several thousand dollars for the fight against MS.