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Veterans Count Maine to honor Former President Bush at Portland Monument
Former President George H. Bush will be honored in a small ceremony at the Veterans Count Maine Heroes Wall on August 16th at 10:30AM. Bush’s family members are expected to attend to accept the tile and recognition on his behalf.
“We could not be more honored to place a tile on our Heroes Wall for President Bush,” says Veterans Count Executive Director, Charlie Summers. “We want to thank him for his incredible service to our country both as President and in our military.”
Bush joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in December, 1941, fighting in World War II as the youngest commissioned pilot at that time at the age of 19. During the war, he flew in 58 combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery after his torpedo plan was shot down by the Japanese in 1944.
“Our Heroes Wall is a place for all military heroes, and in including President Bush we hope it will draw people to visit the wall and all that have put their lives on the line for our country,” says Summers. “We want to make the site one that people visiting our great state seek out as a landmark. Maine is known for supporting its veterans, and we want to show how proud we are of every person that has served.”
The Veterans Count Heroes Wall is a permanent monument to honor our military heroes past and present. The public can purchase tiles with their hero’s name AND IMAGE in honor or memory of a US military hero, and proceeds of each purchase will benefit Easterseals Maine’s military and veteran services.
Veterans Count, which funds Easterseals Maine’s Military and Veterans Services, serves veterans and their families often when no other resources are available. The organization provides emergency financial assistance, helps avert homelessness, and helps provide mental health services to the entire family. Free and confidential, services can also include navigating military benefits, connecting with community resources, employment assistance, and removing barriers to employment.
The veteran hero can be from anywhere in our great country, but all the funds raised stay in Maine to help Maine’s military and veteran families! Packages can be upgraded to include an additional slate to keep at home or memorial site. This beautiful tribute is a permanent fixture located on the Dimillo’s Boardwalk, stop by and see the tiles already there- then contact Easterseals Maine to add YOUR HERO!
All tiles are beautifully laser-inscribed by Get Etched, located in Yarmouth and Paul G. White donated the installation of the tiles.
EVENT: August 16th, 10:30AM
Heroes Wall on the Dimillo’s Boardwalk, Portland, Maine