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First Lady Ann LePage Featured as Guest Speaker at VFW State Convention
June 8, 2012
For Immediate Release: Friday, June 08, 2012
Contact: Paula Benoit (207) 624-7500
AUGUSTA – Today, First Lady Ann LePage will be the guest speaker at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) State Convention. The event will be held at the Fireside Inn and Suites, in Portland. The First Lady will be awarded, along with Governor Paul LePage, a National Headquarters Commander-in-Chief Award for her service and commitment to service members, veterans, and their families.
First Lady Ann LePage will speak at noon about her initiative of supporting military service members, and their families. The First Lady has made this her priority during her time in the Blaine House, and has been working with active duty service members, veterans, and military families.
“Maine is going to have hundreds of returning service members over the next year or so, and it is our responsibility as Americans, and as Mainers, to support them as they re-establish their lives back home,” said First Lady Ann LePage. “I think we owe these brave individuals our support as they reintegrate back into the workplace, family life, and their communities,” added the First Lady.
Mrs. LePage is recognized statewide for her advocacy on behalf of our armed forces. Each month, Governor Paul LePage and First Lady Ann LePage host service members and their families for dinner at the Blaine House. Over the past several months, Mrs. LePage has been meeting with service members as well as hosting a variety of gatherings that recognize and support their mission.