- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A war veteran has been honored in Maine after more than a century.

Portland’s Grand Trunk Cemetery unveiled a new marker at the grave of William Blake, a War of 1812 veteran, on Sunday.

Blake was a resident of the town of Deering until it became part of Portland. He served as a private in a militia in a Massachusetts regiment that was called to defend the port of Portland in September 1814.

He’s believed to have died at age 79.

The new marker is part of a project to restore the cemetery that began six years ago with a group of girl scouts.

Blake was one of eight War of 1812 veterans buried at the cemetery. Researcher Larry Glatz says there could be more graves identified at the site.



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