Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Beth Quimby email@example.com
Veterans across the state are being honored with parades, speeches and ceremonies as Maine marks Veterans Day on Sunday.
Stephen Betters of Portland and his wife, Sun, right, applaud during the Portland Veterans Day parade on Sunday. Betters served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.
Jill Brady/Staff Photographer
In Portland, hundreds of people lined Congress Street Sunday morning, clapping as veterans groups, Scout troops and bands marched by on their way to City Hall for a ceremony.
U.S. Sen Susan Collins and Mayor Michael Brennan called for more help for veterans to receive the services they deserve.
“We need to do a beter job for returning veterans,” said Brennan.
A rediscovered plaque honoring World War II veterans who workred at Pepperell Mill in Biddeford is being rededicated at a downtown ceremony Sunday afternoon.