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Tribute to Veterans is Friday

The L & A Veterans Council invites the public to participate at the Musical Tribute to Veterans on Friday, November 11 at the Lewiston Armory on College Street.

Starting at 10 a.m., this event is free. Everyone is welcome to come and show thanks to our veterans for their service. The program includes the Edward Little High School Band, the Just Us entertainers, the National Anthem, an invocation by Pastor Bruce Tynes of the Baptist Church in West Paris, speeches, a Pass in Review by military branches, several veterans, fraternal and youth color guards, and two special presentations, one to Collette Monument Inc. of Lewiston and one to Cote Crane Inc. of Auburn. For more information please contact Willie Danforth777-4759.

For any information, please contact Willie Danforth, who is the chairman for this event, at 777-4759.

The Veterans Council is also having a program at 1:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Main Street and Lincoln Street in Lewiston, when they will unveil the 22nd stone with 216 names of veterans or military members. The veterans will also be dedicating the new monument: a military jeep.

In case of rain, the ceremony at Veterans Park will be rescheduled to Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Both of these evernts are sponsored by the L & A Veterans Council: Chairman Ray Boulet, Vice Chairman Maurice Dutil, Secretary Sally Wortherspoon, Treasurer Wini Pelletier and Advisor Bert Dutil. Member organizations are: Armeican Legion Posts 22 of Lewiston, 135 of Sabattus and 153 of Auburn; Amvet Post 6 and Auxiliary of New Gloucester; Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11; Franco American War Veterans Post 31 and Auxiliary of Lewiston; Marine Corps League Centeral Maine Detachment; V.F.W. Posts 1603 of Auburn; 9150 of Lewiston; and 9459 and Auxiliary of Lisbon; and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

For information about these events, please contact Veterans Council Chairman Ray Boulet at 784-0101 or Bert Dutil at 786-2305.

 

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