State honors Legislator-Veterans

12:16 AM, Feb 20, 2014   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There was another ceremony in Augusta today to honor Maine veterans. But this one was a bit different. This ceremony was honoring veterans who are also members of the Maine Legislature.

There are 35 of them, and that's about twenty percent of the whole Legislature. Most are Vietnam Veterans, but there was one Korean War vet, along with others from the cold war years and several veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. The Governor and Adjutant General James Campbell praised them for their service.

The state's Bureau of Veterans Services will be holding a lot of ceremonies this year. They say 2014 marks the fifty-year anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, and the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge.


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