One year ago this week, the now-famous "We Are Bangor" video hit the internet and went viral across the country!

Created by Bangor PR firm Sutherland Weston Communications, the video featured a few dozen Bangor-area residents, and the correct pronunciation of Maine's Queen City of the East.

Anyone who's ever lived in Maine can tell you it's Bang-GORE, not Bang-ER, like they say somewhere out in Oregon or something. Get it right, people!

The video was featured on NBC Nightly News, too!

Harry Smith came to Bangor to find out exactly how to pronounce the town's name! And he nailed it.


Good for you Bangor. You keep at it and people may just know how to say it correctly!