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Governor Baldacci Honors Veterans

November 11, 2006 - TRC

BANGOR – Governor John E. Baldacci was the Honorary Grand Marshall of the Bangor Veterans’ Day Parade Saturday morning. The Governor participated in the parade along with Veterans, local dignitaries, bands, supporters and other organizations.

Governor Baldacci spoke at the reviewing stand in downtown Bangor. His remarks follow.

• I am pleased to join you today, Veterans Day, for an important ceremony to recognize those who have served our nation so honorably.

• We also pause to remember those of the military, Reserves and National Guard who remain overseas serving our country.

• And to those family members and friends – of those who have served in the past and who are currently serving.

• To those who care for our veterans – at Togus and the clinics, at our State Veterans Homes, and at the benefits offices around the state.

• Thank you.

• Our communities across Maine join together today to show our deep appreciation of our veterans.

• They are true heroes.

• In these times of conflict and strife, it’s ever more important that all Maine citizens come together and support their neighbors.

• Know that we will continue to do all we can as your neighbors and friends to support you – just as you supported and continue to support our communities.

• I urge all Maine citizens to remember today, as well as every day, those of our State who are called to duty away from home, and to remember those loved ones who wait eagerly for their return.

• Time and time again, our military and Guard members have answered the call, and stand ready ever to support in the defense of their families, communities, and country.

• We can never express enough our thanks to those of you who have served. We honor you not only today, but in our thoughts, prayers and hearts always.

• And we thank you for the deep abiding sense of duty and love for your country.

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