September 26, 2017
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Baldacci thanks veterans for their service

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. John Baldacci is using his weekly radio address to express gratitude to those who’ve served their country in uniform.

Baldacci says he hopes the parades and banners, flag-lined streets and parades demonstrate that Mainers are thankful for their service.

Veterans Day came as two Mainers gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The holiday coincided with a memorial service at Houlton High School for Marine 1st Lt. James Zimmerman. A New Portland native, Army Spc. Andrew Hutchins, also was killed in Afghanistan.

Baldacci says Mainers have an obligation to remember that the nation is at war, even when the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq have slipped from the headlines.

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