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Veterans Day ceremony at MVHS
RUMFORD -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1641 and the American Legion Post 24 will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. this Sunday in the Muskie Auditorium at Mountain Valley High School.
It's requested that the community get together to honor our veterans. The guest speaker will be Ed Roach. The Master of Ceremonies will be Gerald Francis.
It's requested that all veterans meet in the school's cafeteria at 9:30 a.m., where they will be escorted into the auditorium by the commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the commander of the American Legion.
Veterans -- show of hats please!
There will be a lunch following the ceremony at noon in the upstairs hall at the VFW. All veterans and their families are invited to attend.
Presentation ceremony for veterans
REGION -- The Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services, better known Maine Veterans’ Services, conducts periodic presentation ceremonies around the state to provide an opportunity for the family and friends of veterans to attend a local recognition ceremony to see their loved one recognized for their military service.
One of these ceremonies will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at the Dixfield Swasey-Torrey American Legion Post #100.
The State of Maine has established a recognition program to honor the service and sacrifices of all Maine veterans. The recognition program includes honoring those who were wounded, POWs, or died in support of combat operations since the beginning of WW II.
The state is looking for all Maine veterans, including the following: Purple Heart recipients, Prisoners of War, or the families of those who died during WW II, Korea and Vietnam wars.
The state is also looking to recognize and present each veteran with an Honorable Service Certificate for their dedicated service to our country. If a veteran has not received a certificate yet, a simple application should be completed and accompanied by their DD-214 or Discharge in order to receive the medal(s) and/or certificate.
More information on the program can be found on the Bureau of Veterans’ Services’ website at http://www.maine.gov/dvem/bvs/ and by clicking on the Maine Heroes button on the left of the page. You can also get information on the program by calling the Bureau’s central office in Augusta at 626-4464.