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Governor Urges Archiving of More Veterans' Stories

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Gov. Paul LePage and first lady Ann LePage are throwing their support behind a program helping to preserve the living histories of veterans.

    The Bureau of Veterans Services created the Maine Veterans Legacy Project with the mission of preserving Maine history by collecting first-person accounts of those who served in the U.S. military during times of war and peace.

    LePage said some of the stories bring ``tears to your eyes.''

    He said it's the state's responsibility to ensure ``these memories are saved and shared with fellow Mainers and Americans.''

    The Veterans Legacy Project will focus on interviewing veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.