Bangor Legion Honors Sons/Daughters Overseas 

Folks gathered in Bangor Wednesday evening to honor families who have loved ones overseas.The American Legion is trying to get their Blue Star Banner Salute program up and running again.The purpose of the effort is to honor those with family members serving in the military: either on active duty, in the National Guard, or in the reserves.The program dates back to World War I. “During WWI and WWII the banners were everywhere and then when Vietnam came it just died,” Lamented Chick Ciciotte of the American Legion. “This program is kind of rekindling patriotism in the United States of America.”The Legion says they would like to incorporate all 175 of their posts into the program.