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Veterans Day remembered in Camden

By Susan Mustapich | Nov 11, 2020
Photo by: Susan Mustapich The Color Guard of War Memorial Post 30 American Legion gathered on the Village Green in Camden for a Veterans Day remembrance Nov. 11.

Camden — Members of the local American Legion held a silent remembrance on Veterans Day at the Honor Roll on Camden's Village Green Nov. 11.

After standing at rest, the War Memorial Post 30 Color Guard marched from the Village Green as the bells of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church rang at noon.

While there was no official ceremony, State Rep. Vicki Doudera said the Pledge of Allegiance, joined by those gathered on the Green.

Craft materials collection

Post 30 is collecting new craft materials for residents of the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. The activities director at the Veterans Home is asking for materials, as residents are relying on crafts more than ever, due to COVID-19 restrictions on visitors, according to Jeff Sukeforth of Post 30.

Craft materials can be dropped off with Sukeforth at the Camden Police Department Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., or he can be reached at 236-3310 to make other arrangements. The collection continues until Wednesday, Dec. 7

Camden-Rockport Middle School students thank Veterans

Students at Camden Rockport Middle School made cards for veteran's around the state. "Our students wrote thoughtful and hopeful messages of gratitude," Principal Jaime Stone said. "In this time of isolation for safety's sake, the middle school students wanted Veterans to remember we haven't forgotten them!"

The cards were mailed to the five Veteran's home around the state, so they would arrive in time for Veteran's day. Stone also hand-delivered cards to Sukeforth, who distributed them to WWII and Korean War Veterans in the local area.

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