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Collins and King Request ARCH Pilot Program Be Extended

Collins and King Request ARCH Pilot Program Be Extended

| December 6, 2013

  U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have sent a letter to Secretary Eric Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which requests that the VA indefinitely extend the Access Received Closer to Home (ARCH) pilot program in Caribou.   “Maine has one of the highest ratios in the nation of veterans to […]

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New Home For Veterans Memorial Tree

New Home For Veterans Memorial Tree

| October 15, 2013

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine (AP) – A perpetually lit tree that honors veterans has found a new home in eastern Maine after Bar Harbor’s town council pulled the plug. The council two years ago agreed to let nonprofit group Wreaths Across America put lights on a tree in a town park and keep it lit in […]

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Veterans raise a flag at Grimes Mill cemetery

Veterans raise a flag at Grimes Mill cemetery

| September 20, 2013

The stars and stripes were on display down at the Grimes mill cemetery…It was a day full of pride, as well as emotions for most, especially Gail LaPointe… “my whole picnic is here, my grandfather, two uncles, my husband, my son, my father, my mom, and two brothers.” A flag was raised in the cemetery […]

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Presque Isle Holds Memorial Day Parade

Presque Isle Holds Memorial Day Parade

| May 27, 2013

Monday¬†morning in Presque Isle¬† folks came out for the parade down main street. Despite some on and off rain showers, people lined up, eager to honor and remember those who have served. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli reports.

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Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetary Celebrates Memorial Day

Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetary Celebrates Memorial Day

| May 27, 2013

We begin our news coverage tonight with a look at several local Memorial day celebrations, starting in Caribou at the Northern Maine Veteran’s Cemetary. That’s where Shawn Cunningham was for the tenth anniversary celebration. As she reports, while local veterans and the community came together to celebrate FALLEN vets…its also an opportunity to bring attention […]

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