Governor Draws Attention To Maine Veterans

11:19 AM, Nov 11, 2008   |    comments
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AUGUSTA (AP) -- Gov. John Baldacci is telling Mainers not to forget the 150,000 veterans now living in the state.

In his Veterans Day message, the governor also pays tribute to the veterans who served before them and the sacrifices they made.

Today is the 90th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, an event that grew into Veterans Day.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says Maine has special programs to honor veterans, the Vote in Honor of a Veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor Project.

The first provides a button featuring a veteran's name to anyone who requests one, so they can wear it to the polls as tribute to a soldier who's had an impact on their life. More 5,500 Vote in Honor of a Veteran buttons were given out in the last election.

The new Congressional Medal of Honor Project Web page has information about Maine's Medal of Honor recipients and provides guidance for teachers, students and other groups participating in the project.


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