First Lady LePage to Participate in Midcoast Area Veterans Memorial Dedication

August 3, 2012

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 3, 2012
Contact: Paula Benoit (207) 624-7500

AUGUSTA – This evening, August 3, at 6:00 pm, First Lady LePage will join veterans and Rockland area community members to dedicate the newly installed Midcoast Area Veterans Memorial Wall, located on Upper Limerock Street in Rockland.

The American Legion gifted the site to the Midcoast Area Veterans Memorial Corporation and will be managed by members of the American Legion, VFW, Marine Crops League, Rockland Rotary, Rockland Kiwanis, BPO Elks, as well as the City of Rockland Finance Manager.

Memory tiles honoring veterans will be added twice every year. Tiles sold over the winter will be added before Memorial Day and tiles sold after Memorial Day will be installed by Veterans Day. The memorial is inclusive to all veterans, from any war, branch of service, and state in the nation.

“It is an honor to participate in this dedication ceremony where we will honor our fallen heroes,” said First Lady Ann LePage. “Our men and women in uniform have made tremendous sacrifices on behalf of our state and nation. Maine has a very rich military heritage, and it is important that we honor these courageous service members,” continued the First Lady.

Anyone interested in purchasing a memory tile can make their check payable to: Midcoast Veterans Memorial, and mail it to: Michael McNeil, 67 Waldo Ave, Rockland, ME 04841.