Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann M. LePage “Tie A Yellow Ribbon”

January 30, 2014

Contact: Lynn Harvey, Blaine House Director (207) 512-0280 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann M. LePage have tied a yellow ribbon around one of the Blaine House trees to remember all of our men and women in uniform currently serving both at home and around the world.

“All of our military members home and overseas deserve our appreciation. They’re the ones away from their families, giving all to protect the freedoms we share. I want to thank our troops for their service and sacrifice to keep our great Nation safe. I want to thank their families, too, for their patience and willingness to support their loved ones as they are away from home,” said Governor LePage.

“With the start of the New Year, I think it’s important to remember our loved ones serving our beloved Country,” Mrs. LePage said. “Almost every Mainer is somehow associated with a member of America’s military and I encourage everyone who knows a service member to adorn a tree of their own with a yellow ribbon. We must never forget the sacrifices that are being made each and every day to protect our freedoms and the freedoms of those around the world. ”

Ann LePage has made supporting our Troops her top priority while serving as Maine’s First Lady. The First Family has a close personal friend who deployed in 2013. Michael Cianchette, former Chief Legal Counsel for Governor LePage, is currently serving with the US Navy as a Lieutenant Junior Grade (LT JG) in Afghanistan.

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