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GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES WAR HEROS 

GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI HANDED OUT SOME MUCH-DESERVED MEDALS THURSDAY… IN HONOR OF SOME MAINERS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL IN THEIR NATION’S TIME OF NEED…..

THE GOVERNOR JOINED MILITARY OFFICIALS TO PRESENT GOLD STAR HONORABLE SERVICE MEDALS TO TWO MOTHERS WHO HAVE LOST SONS IN COMBAT…..

MAINE ADJUTANT GENERAL JOHN LIBBY AND DIRECTOR OF VETERANS SERVICES PETER OGDEN WERE THERE, TOO…..

THEY ALSO AWARDED SILVER STAR MEDALS TO PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS AND PRISONERS OF WAR…..

&quot:they’re not here for the recognition or the medals, but it’s important for the families to receive the thanks, it’s important for the younger generation to realize who’s gone on before them and what’s going to be expected of them.&quot:

MORE THAN 400 SILVER STAR MEDALS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO MAINE VETERANS…..