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To all veterans — Thank You!

[Sorry for not getting this posted earlier. I was working on another project and simply could not get to this until now. Here are links to some of the stories presented in the two major Maine newspapers on this Veterans Day. You don’t have to like war to deeply appreciate that young men and women are willing to put down their lives in defense of this nation. I thank all who have worn the uniform or otherwise served in the defense of this country. – KM]

More than 1,000 remember fallen Marine and a ‘life lived full throttle’ | Bangor Daily News

Editorial: Veterans Day 2010 | Bangor Daily News

Maine soldier was killed by small-arms fire in Afghanistan | Bangor Daily News

Veterans Day: Old Town students offer thanks | Bangor Daily News

Veterans honored at Machias high school | Bangor Daily News

Korean War veterans honored in Dover-Foxcroft | Bangor Daily News

Brewer ceremony recognizes military service | Bangor Daily News

SAD 4 students thank veterans in moving assembly | Bangor Daily News

Video: Injured Gulf War veteran finds solace in seclusion | Bangor Daily News

Parade, ceremony honor veterans in Portland | Portland Press Herald

Mainers across the state thank vets today | Portland Press Herald

Nemitz: ‘The memories don’t leave you’ | Portland Press Herald

Editorial: Veterans Day honors all who wore the uniform | Portland Press Herald

 

Lady Gaga to speak, but not perform, at Portland rally | Bangor Daily News

Lady Gaga to speak, but not perform, at Portland rally | Bangor Daily News.

Maine jet engine maker plans rehirings | Bangor Daily News

Maine jet engine maker plans rehirings – Bangor Daily News.

War vets begin bike trek to Los Angeles | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

War vets begin bike trek to Los Angeles | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Coffeehouse observation No. 143

It’s bright and sunny out for the first time in years – or so it seems. I’m inside a nice cool, dim coffeehouse enjoying a Red Eye before continuing the job search. Have a lovely Memorial Day weekend everyone. … And don’t forget that this weekend is to remember those who have fallen in defense of this country. It’s not just about burgers and hot dogs.

Go to Coffeehouse Observer for more coffeehouse observations.

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University of Maine troop protection system patented | Bangor Daily News

UM troop protection system patented – Bangor Daily News.

Airport honors Maine Troop Greeters’ service | Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — There is little to be said about the Maine Troop Greeters that hasn’t already been said, written about or immortalized in film.

The exploits of the volunteer group, which last week greeted its millionth troop at Bangor International Airport, have been well-established for years, but the group’s chairman said he remains awed by its continued evolution.

“It gets stronger every year. We’re recruiting new members. We’re getting donations all the time,” said Tom Kohl, a troop greeter since 2005 and a veteran of the Vietnam War. “The one constant is the consistent flow of troops coming through.”

Dozens of troop greeters filled seats on the second floor of BIA’s domestic terminal on Wednesday, but for a change they were not awaiting a flight full of soldiers. This day was for them.

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Eric Russell in the Bangor Daily News.

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ splits Maine congressional delegation | Portland Press Herald

 ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ splits state delegation | Portland Press Herald.