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Stories of American's Veterans


On this Veteran's Day, we celebrate the stories of Veterans and their families. And we'll learn about a new program in Maine to collect the stories of Vietnam Veterans.

Here are links mentioned on the program:

For information about the Maine Military Museum in South Portland, click here.

For information about the Maine Military Museum at Camp Keyes in Augusta, click here.

To learn more about the Maine Veterans Legacy Project, which is collecting stories of Veterans from all wars, click here.

To learn more about the Maine Historical Society's project to collect stories from Vietnam War Vets, email mainestories@mainememory.net.

To learn more about the new VA effort to connect resources available to Veterans to those who need them, click here.

Guests: Peter Ogden, former Maine Director of Veteran's Affairs
  Dave Googins, President of the Maine Military Historical Society (Museum at Camp Keyes), who has been to Normandy the last couple of years.
  Lee Humiston, Museum Curator Maine Military Museum and Learning Center
  Jamie Rice, Director of the Maine Historical Society Library. She will unveil a new MHS pilot program designed to capture stories from Maine veterans of the Vietnam War.

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