NORMAN OWEN of Brunswick, left, receives a certificate of appreciation for his service during the Vietnam War from Peter Ogden, director of veterans services for the state of Maine, during a ceremony at Topsham American Legion Post 202. In recent weeks, 52 local veterans — 16 from World War II, eight from the Korean War, 20 from the Vietnam War, seven with recognized Cold Warera service and John Stiffler, a Navy veteran who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam conflicts — were honored for their service as part of a statewide initiative to present certificates of appreciation to all Maine veterans. American Legions Post 20 of Brunswick, 171 of Harpswell and 202 of Topsham plan another recognition ceremony on Jan. 15 in Topsham

NORMAN OWEN of Brunswick, left, receives a certificate of appreciation for his service during the Vietnam War from Peter Ogden, director of veterans services for the state of Maine, during a ceremony at Topsham American Legion Post 202. In recent weeks, 52 local veterans — 16 from World War II, eight from the Korean War, 20 from the Vietnam War, seven with recognized Cold Warera service and John Stiffler, a Navy veteran who served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam conflicts — were honored for their service as part of a statewide initiative to present certificates of appreciation to all Maine veterans. American Legions Post 20 of Brunswick, 171 of Harpswell and 202 of Topsham plan another recognition ceremony on Jan. 15 in Topsham

JOE DONAHUE of American Legion Post 20 in Brunswick, left, presents a certificate of appreciation to Barry Lohnes, director of Maine Region 10 Technical High School, in appreciation for the school’s participation in Dirigo Boys State in 2011.

JOE DONAHUE of American Legion Post 20 in Brunswick, left, presents a certificate of appreciation to Barry Lohnes, director of Maine Region 10 Technical High School, in appreciation for the school’s participation in Dirigo Boys State in 2011.

ANTHONY JORDAN, past national commander of the American Legion, left, poses with World War II veteran Conrad LeBourdais of Topsham during Brunswick’s Veterans Day observance.

ANTHONY JORDAN, past national commander of the American Legion, left, poses with World War II veteran Conrad LeBourdais of Topsham during Brunswick’s Veterans Day observance.

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