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On Memorial Day, Fallen Heroes Remembered

| May 26, 2014

Whether they came to the ceremony at the Northern Maine Veteran’s Cemetery in Caribou or had a meal at the VFW in Presque Isle, on this day veterans all over the county had fallen heroes on their minds. Korean War veteran Floyd Belmain said,  “I have a good friend while I was over there that […]

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Maine Gives $10,000 for Aroostook War Memorial

| May 6, 2014

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) – Maine will give $10,000 to a VFW group to build a war veterans memorial in Fort Fairfield. Gov. Paul LePage announced Tuesday that he has designated the amount from contingency funds to support the construction of the memorial. The memorial will be located on land donated by VFW Post 6187. […]

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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

| 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

| 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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