Recognition Programs

The State of Maine has established the "Honoring a Veteran" recognition program to honor our veterans for their honorable military service. The program honors those that have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in defense of freedom, those Former POW's as well as those who are still POW's and/or missing, those who were wounded in action and received the Purple Heart, and all of our veterans who honorably served our great nation and state.

Below is a list of the various State of Maine recognitions that are available.

Type of Recognition General Description Criteria and Application
Gold Star
Honorable Service Medal and Certificate

Awarded to the families of those servicemembers that have given their lives in defense of freedom. Honorable Service
Home of Record - Maine

Application
Silver Star
Honorable Service Medal and Certificate

Awarded to veterans that were Former POW's as well as to those veterans that received the Purple Heart. Honorable Service
Former Prisoner of War
Purple Heart recipient
Entered service from Maine or has been living in Maine for 5 years.

Application
Honorable Service Certificate
These certificates are awarded to veterans that served honorably. Honorable Service during wartime era for wartime certificate or peacetime for general service certificate.

Application

Sample Certificates: