PORTLAND — Military veterans can ride free all day Aug. 19 on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, as the museum celebrates the centennial of the American declaration of neutrality during World War I.

The museum and railroad at 58 Fore St. will also run a special 2 p.m. excursion train featuring bagpipers. After the ride, “the story of the Kennebec Central Railroad will be shared, refreshments served, and veterans thanked,” according to a museum press release.

The event celebrates the declaration of neutrality by President Woodrow Wilson at the outset of World War I. The U.S. eventually entered World War I in 1917.

For more information on the museum, visit mainenarrowgauge.org or call 828-0814.

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