Tom Desjardin, Historian for the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, and his wife were among the attendees. We appreciate his efforts to provide us with the extra picnic tables and the speaker's podium with microphone and sound system! To initiate the Grand Muster, the Reverend Bobsy Dudley-Thompson delivered a thoughtful homily on the difficulty and the necessity of establishing peace in the world. She closed with her version of an ancient Scottish prayer: "May the peace of the running waves be with you, may the peace of the quiet earth be with you, may the peace of the silent shining stars be with you, may the peace of the Son of Peace be with you, now and always." State Representative Jonathan McKane graciously delivered a proclamation from Governor Baldacci that June 13, 2009, to known as Fort Edgecomb Bicentennial Day. Bob Raudenbush, Commander of American Legion Post 36 of Boothbay Harbor, Legionnaire Paul Adams and Ed Thibault, the Post's Historian, stood at formal salute during the observance while Friends of Fort Edgecomb Secretary Jo Cameron read off the several conflicts from the present to the past: the current Iraq and Afghanistan conflict, the Gulf War, Viet Nam War, Korean War, World War II.. There was a brief break, then the veterans of World War I, Spanish-American War, Civil War, Mexican War, the War of 1812, and finally, of the American Revolution, were saluted. Each conflict was punctuated by Benjamin Klemme's flute, playing variously "Yankee Doodle" and Beethoven's "Ode to Joy."