Maine Pays Tribute to Veterans

Maine's Vote in Honor of a Veteran program was created by former Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky as a “Promote the Vote” initiative for the 2000 General Election. Because of the program's popularity, as well as the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath, the program continues. It offers two unique ways for individuals to recognize the military service of a friend of relative.

The Book: Maine Remembers Those Who Served is a collection of tributes to veterans. Covering over 250 years, the book chronicles the contributions of servicemen and women in all branches of the military, celebrates their selfless dedication and commitment to military service, and honors the legacy of their defense of democracy.

Now available online, Maine Remembers Those Who Served serves as a special way to honor a veteran. The collection shows appreciation for all who helped preserve our freedoms, including our right to vote. It is our way of saying “thank you.” New tributes can now be added to the book's online version.

  cover graphic of "Maine Remembers" book


Vote In Honor of A Veteran Button Sample

The Button: "I'm voting in Honor of a Veteran" is personalized with the name of a veteran the voter wants to recognize for his or her sacrifices to ensure our important freedoms, including the right to vote. In 2000, over 10,000 citizens honored someone who had served, or is serving, in the military. Maine voters paid tribute to a grandfather or grandmother, father or mother, brother or sister, son or daughter, husband or wife, or a neighbor, friend or fellow veteran. Limit 3 buttons per address.