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Gunther Brown to perform at Freedom Fest 2014

By Duane Belanger on Dec. 21, 2013, at 6:23 p.m.
Portland, Maine’s Gunther Brown to perform at Freedom Fest 2014 on August 9, 2014. Gunther Brown plays music that is solidly Americana and borrows from folk, rock and old time country. The band expertly balances romance and heartbreak and does so in a musically intelligent way. These are songs you …
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ATTENTION VETERANS

By Duane Belanger on Dec. 14, 2013, at 7:29 a.m.
On Wednesday, December 18 at 1800hrs (6pm) there will be a gift distribution until 2000hrs (8pm) Veterans are encouraged to pick up gifts for their children, grandchildren, family and friends. These gifts are for the veterans to give to whom he or she decides. We would like to extend our …
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Distribution of Toys for Military Families and Veterans December 18

By Duane Belanger on Dec. 10, 2013, at 8:08 p.m.
FORT KENT, ME, DECEMBER 10, 2013, 2013: Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 is pleased to announce that through the generosity of a DOLLAR TREE (http://www.dollartree.com ) donation to OPERATION HOMEFRONT (http://www.operationhomefront.net ) we are able to distribute 1400 toys to the Military, Veterans and their families. On Wednesday, December 18 …
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FREEDOM FEST 2014 Informational Meeting

By Duane Belanger on Nov. 30, 2013, at 9:56 a.m.
Organizers of FREEDOM FEST 2014 are holding an informational meeting on December 4, 2014 from 6pm-8pm in the ITV conference room of UMFK Nadeau Hall. Those attending will be given an overview of the latest artist to sign-up in support of veterans and opportunities to assist and gain special access. …
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FREEDOM FEST 2014 Informational & Volunteers Meeting

By Duane Belanger on Nov. 21, 2013, at 1:42 p.m.
Fort Kent, Maine, November 21, 2013: The organizers of Freedom Fest 2014 announce today that there will be an Informational & Volunteers Meeting on December 4, 2013 at the ITV Conference Room of Nadeau Hall on the Campus of the University of Maine at Fort Kent. The meeting is from …
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The Mallett Brothers Band coming to the County!

By Duane Belanger on Nov. 10, 2013, at 2:06 p.m.
Organizers of Freedom Fest 2014 are happy to announce that Maine’s own, The Mallett Brothers Band have decided to take a pause in their busy tour schedule to travel up to the County to help Northern Maine Veterans raise funds for a Veterans Museum & Community Center. The Mallett Brothers …
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Fort Kent to welcome Vietnam Veterans Nov 6

By Duane Belanger on Nov. 02, 2013, at 7:07 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — It may be 40 years late, but the public is invited to attend a Vietnam Veterans Appreciation event to join the First Lady of Maine, Mrs. Ann LePage, LTC Peter Ogden and the Maine State Select Honor Guard in showing these heroes the appreciation they should …
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Johnny Cash is coming to Fort Kent!

By Duane Belanger on Oct. 30, 2013, at 5:31 p.m.
Well not exactly, but the next best thing is. The Spirit: A Tribute to Johnny Cash – Harold Ford will be the highlight of the afternoon of Freedom Fest 2014 in Fort Kent, Maine USA August 09, 2014! No doubt, Johnny Cash is one of the most iconic music artist …
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Concert to raise funds for Northern Maine Veterans

By Duane Belanger on Oct. 29, 2013, at 10:35 p.m.
Martin-Klein Post 133 is pleased to announce that Freedom Fest 2014 is evolving into a day long event! The concert will open with an afternoon of The Spirit: A Tribute to Johnny Cash – Harold Ford and American Pie Star Thomas Nicholas and his band the Thomas Nicolas Band will …
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First Lady to honor Vietnam Veterans in Fort Kent

By Duane Belanger on Oct. 25, 2013, at 10:23 p.m.
The First Lady of Maine, Mrs Ann LePage will travel to Fort Kent to honor Vietnam Veterans on November 6, 2013 at the Fort Kent Knights of Columbus Hall. She will be joined by the Director Maine Veterans Services, LTC Peter Ogden to welcome home Vietnam Veterans. At 6pm the …
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FREEDOM FEST 2014 outdoor concert planned in Fort Kent

By Duane Belanger on Oct. 13, 2013, at 3:10 p.m.
American Pie Star Thomas Ian Nicholas who played Kevin Myers in the American Pie films will headline a concert to raise funds for Northern Maine Veterans. The concert, FREEDOM FEST 2014 will be in Fort Kent, Maine on August 9 during the Ployes Festival and the World Acadian Congress. The …
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Fort Kent Legion to mark all veterans’ graves

By Duane Belanger on Oct. 01, 2013, at 10:17 a.m.
Fort Kent: Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 today is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Veterans Flag Holder Campaign. Just months ago the Legion Post announced their desire to place a US Veteran flag holder on each veterans grave in the Greater Fort Kent Area. With the overwhelming …
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The Artillery is Coming!

By Duane Belanger on Sept. 27, 2013, at 7:47 a.m.
The Ceremonial Howitzer of the Maine State Select Honor Guard to be exact; and they will be joined by the First Lady of Maine, Mrs. Ann LePage and LTC Peter Ogden. On November 5, 2013 the American Legion of Fort Kent will hold a Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Night at the …
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‘American Pie’ actor lending support to Veterans Museum & Community Center

By Duane Belanger on Sept. 21, 2013, at 9 a.m.
Fort Kent – Thomas Ian Nicholas (Actor, Singer and Songwriter: Most famous for Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year and Kevin Myers in the American Pie film series) is lending his support to raise funds for the proposed Northern Maine Veterans Museum & Community Center. Plans are under way …
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CEREMONIAL HOWITZER COMING TO FORT KENT

By Duane Belanger on Sept. 12, 2013, at 4:36 p.m.
FORT KENT, ME: Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 is having a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Back & Appreciation Event on November 5 at 6pm. The event will be held at the Fort Kent Knights of Columbus hall and we received “Official Approval” for the Maine State Select Honor Guard to participate …
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Legion to hold Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Event

By Duane Belanger on Sept. 11, 2013, at 1:13 p.m.
FORT KENT – Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 is having a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Back/Appreciation Night in Fort Kent. The dinner event will be held at the Fort Kent Knights of Columbus Hall with a social hour at 5pm and the ceremony to begin at 6pm. The Maine State Select …
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Fort Kent Legion looking to start Sons of the American Legion Squadron

By Duane Belanger on Sept. 10, 2013, at 12:54 p.m.
For Immediate Release Martin-Klein Post 133 is looking for those interested in becoming members of a newly forming Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 0133. Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. SAL members include males of all ages whose …
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Northern Maine Veterans Museum & Community Center

By Duane Belanger on Sept. 08, 2013, at 10:26 a.m.
Martin-Klein American Legion Post 133 and the Fort Kent Historical Society are joining forces to establish a Northern Maine Veterans Museum & Community Center in Fort Kent. The Center will be a community magnet open to the public to provide a place for veterans to congregate and share common experiences …
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Legionnaires to support Travis Mills Project

By Duane Belanger on July 31, 2013, at 8:17 p.m.
American Legion members will convene upon the National Veterans Family Center in Belgrade on August 18 to prepare the camp for SSG Travis Mills and 8 fellow wounded warriors who will arrive from Walter Reed Medical Center. SST Travis Mills is one of only 5 surviving quad-amputees and it is …
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Legionnaires to support Travis Mills Project

By Duane Belanger on July 31, 2013, at 5:23 p.m.
American Legion members will convene upon the National Veterans Family Center in Belgrade on August 18 to prepare the camp for SSG Travis Mills and 8 fellow wounded warriors who will arrive from Walter Reed Medical Center. SST Travis Mills is one of only 5 surviving quad-amputees and it was …
 
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