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Governor presents ‘Outstanding Veteran of the Year Award’ to Wellington WWII vet

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul R. LePage attended the Commanders Call July 11 meeting with representatives from Maine veteran’s service organizations. The meeting is part of his ongoing effort to maintain an open channel of communication with veterans.

    Gov. LePage said, “The feedback and guidance I get from this group is invaluable and I appreciate their open and honest dialogue. It is so critical that as governor I know about the struggles facing Maine’s veterans who have given so much.”
    The Governor presented two WWII veterans, Arnold Leavitt of Augusta and Estol “Mac” McClintock of Wellington with the Outstanding Veteran of the Year Awards. These certificates are given in appreciation to the veteran who shows leadership and support and consistently goes above and beyond for fellow veterans.
    “Mr. Leavitt and Mr. McClintock are part of Maine’s proud and long-standing tradition of service to our state and country. It is an honor to present the Outstanding Veteran of the Year award to both men,” Gov. LePage said .
    “We have the largest number of veterans per capita in the nation and we owe our heartfelt gratitude to our troops who defend our freedom and sacrifice time with their family, friends and communities to serve,” Gov. LePage added.
    Maine Veterans Services hosts the Commanders Call meeting with the Governor on a quarterly basis. The representatives meet regularly to discuss and address current issues and the needs of the Maine’s population of veterans.

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