Veteran news

Mission accomplished

Dec 28, 2017

Wreaths Across America’s 26th annual convoy to Arlington National Cemetery arrived at the cemetery Dec. 16, and was welcomed by over 75,000 volunteers and supporters to help place more than 247,000 wreaths on the graves of our nation’s fallen heroes.

In addition, ceremonies were conducted at over 1,200 locations in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad, with a total of 1.6 million veteran wreaths placed on graves. From Harrington, Maine, to Washington, D.C., with many stops and ceremonies, we thank you, Morrill and Karen Worcester, for all you do to ensure we remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom.

The grand marshals for the 2017 convoy were retired U.S. Army Special Forces Col. Roger Donlon and his wife Norma, a Vietnam-era Gold Star wife. Col. Donlon was the first person to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War.

To learn more about Wreaths Across America, please visit

National Guard marks 381st birthday

On Dec. 13, we celebrated our nation’s National Guard on its 381st birthday — it dates back to 1636. Thank you to all our men and women in Maine and everyone serving across the world for your service and sacrifice for our freedom, and who are “Always There Always Ready.”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

As we look forward to celebrating the holidays with our families and friends, please remember the men and women who are actively serving around the world who can’t be with their families.

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

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