Category Archives: Veterans

Lisbon American Legion Post 158 celebrates member’s 97th birthday

LISBON –American Legion Post 158 recently celebrated the 97th birthday of fellow member Douglas Clark, who turned 97 July 2.
Clark is the post’s oldest member.

‘The Wall That Heals’ is Kennebec Historical Society’s July presentation

GARDINER — “The Wall That Heals,” a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to the city and will be open 24 hours a day; there is no charge.
The exhibition, which will also be the subject of the Kennebec Historical Society’s July meeting, honors more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who died in combat.

South Paris Legion Auxiliary seeks vendors for August yard sale

SOUTH PARIS — The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 72, is seeking vendors for its Aug. 4 indoor yard sale.
The event will from from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the post, 12 Church St.

Baked beans, casseroles on Gray public supper menu

GRAY — There will be a public baked bean and casserole supper 5 to 6 p.m.Saturday, July 7, hosted by American Legion Auxilary Post 86, 15 Lewiston Road.

Retired Army major Taylor honored for work with Maine veterans

AUGUSTA — Don Taylor, a retired U.S. Army major, was presented a “quilt of valor” from Farmington’s Maine’ Mountain Quilters for helping veterans get outside and enjoy fishing.
Jane Wilcox, representing the quilters, made the presentation in May at American Legion Post 205, on Eastern Avenue.

Maine State Museum will welcomes veterans free of charge beginning July 1

AUGUSTA — The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services recently announced that starting July 1, Maine veterans may visit the Maine State Museum in Augusta free of charge upon showing their Maine resident lifetime veteran park pass.

Lisbon American Legion Post 158 installs new officers

LISBON — American Legion Post 158 recently installed new officers, include members of the Legion, the auxiliary and the Sons of the Legion.
New officers are:

American Legion Posts 158 and 66 remember lost veterans

Howard “Shep” Shepardson lays a wreath at the monument honoring Lisbon’s participation in the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War I on Memorial Day during the American Legion Posts 158 and 66 ceremony. Guest speaker was First Sgt. Gene Baird. (Submitted photo)

LePage recognizes top Guard members at Camp Chamberlain ceremony

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul R. LePage attended the second annual Maine National Guard Outstanding Airmen and Best Warrior ceremony at Camp Chamberlain on Sunday, June 3.
The event recognized the top enlisted members of the entire Maine National Guard — a pool of more than 3,100 service members with approximately 2,000 from the Army National Guard and 1,100 from the Air National Guard.

Memorial Day commemorated in Embden

Members of the Coffin-Safford-Hewey American Legion Post 173 performed a Memorial Day ceremony at the Pierce-Purington Cemetery in Embden. Past Regent Linda Miller is shown laying a wreath at a the cemetery. (Submitted photo)