The Women in Military Service for America Memorial wants you to register your legacy of service. Founded in 1997, this is the only national memorial honoring all servicewomen ― past, present and future ― who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces, from the American Revolution through present day.

As your Maine ambassador for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, I am working with the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services to help spread the word statewide about the importance of registering, whether it is the veteran herself or a family member submitting the registration. It is vital to record this very important part of Maine's and our nation's history.

I’m challenging all Maine communities, including historical societies, libraries, town offices, churches, veteran organizations and others, to help connect with women veterans and the families of those who have passed away to ensure their legacy of military service is recorded on their memorial for free.

You can register online for inclusion in the Women's Memorial at Call me at 930-5640 or email if you would prefer to receive a paper registration form.

Maine's female veterans can also connect with me by asking to join my Facebook group called Maine Women Veterans.

Honor the women who have served or are serving our country. Don't delay ― register today!

UMaine hockey

Dead River Co. is teaming up with the University of Maine Black Bears on their Military Appreciation Series. They are honoring our military personnel, veterans and their families by providing free tickets to the upcoming men’s ice hockey game against Northeastern on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m.  For more information or to reserve tickets, call 581-BEAR or visit

Honor Flight Maine Talent Showcase

You won’t want to miss this annual benefit on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Club Calumet in Augusta. You will be entertained by some of Maine’s best performers with songs spanning the years, dance, raffles and guaranteed fun! All proceeds benefit Honor Flight Maine.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with cash bar and hot hors d’oeuvres from 6 p.m. until the show starts at 7 p.m., with dancing until 10 p.m. In addition, two beautiful handmade quilts will be raffled.

There is a $10 per person requested donation at the door. Call 240-1398 to reserve your tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the event. This event sells out every year; please get your tickets early.

Joy Asuncion is a retired U.S. Navy veteran, an Honor Flight Maine board member, a Maine Troop Greeter and the Maine State Ambassador for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C.  You can reach Joy at 930-5640 or