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Mainers Honored 

Governor Baldacci opened the 7th annual Remember ME project at the State House Friday.  The project honored 33 individuals who live, or have lived, in nursing homes and residential care facilities around the state.“This is a luxury for us to have all of you here today,” Governor Baldacci told the honorees.  “You have raised families, you have contributed to your communities, and you have sacrificed for your country, putting your life on the line for all of us to have the freedoms and liberties that we are enjoying today.  It is a tremendous honor to welcome you here.”More than 250 people attended the ceremony in the Hall of Flags, which honored a prestigious group, including war heroes, writers, nurses, teachers, mentors and leaders.  “We don’t spend enough time carrying the heritage, culture and traditions from the past to the future,” the Governor said.  “Sometimes your children and grandchildren don’t have the opportunity to spend that time with you.  Those memories, the roots, the cultures and traditions are important because they give us our foundation.”The event was sponsored by the Maine Health Care Association.