Governor and First Lady to Start Campaign to Honor Troops

October 5, 2015

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 5, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

“Red Shirt Friday” is a nationwide initiative visibly demonstrating support for our men and women in uniform

AUGUSTA – At a news conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann LePage will officially kick off their participation in “Red Shirt Friday,” a nationwide initiative that visibly demonstrates support for our men and women in uniform. Lloyd “Doc” Hofmeister, a former Marine who served in Vietnam, is leading the national effort to get people to wear red shirts on Fridays to honor our troops. “RED” stands for “Remember Everyone Deployed.”

“Since becoming Maine’s First Lady, I have tried to use my position to support our military men and women and their families in any way I can,” Mrs. LePage said. “This is just one simple way we all can physically show our appreciation at the end of each and every week.”

Tuesday, October 6, 11:00 a.m.

Maine State Capitol Building, Augusta
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