September 22, 2013

LePage, Michaud honor POWs, MIAs

The Associated Press

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Maine Gov. Paul LePage and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud addressed veterans and their families Saturday to honor prisoners of war and servicemen missing in action.

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Gov. Paul LePage is escorted onto the field at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach to participate in the POW/MIA Recognition Weekend event Saturday.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud greets veterans brought to the event from the Veterans Home.

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The Republican governor opened the ceremony in Old Orchard Beach and read a proclamation he signed declaring it POW/MIA Recognition. He was followed by remarks from the Democratic congressman.

The event was hosted by the Maine Heroes Fund organization and raises money for veterans in need.

Michaud recently announced that he will be run for governor against LePage in next year's election.

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Richard Barczewski, a truck driver for Schneider National trucking, polishes his specially painted truck before the ceremonies at The Ballpark to honor prisoners of war and servicemen missing in action. Schneider National has six similarly painted trucks in its fleet that are driven by veterans only.

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