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Portland, ME 04101
Veterans Count Maine’s second annual S.O.S. (Salute our Soldiers) Breakfast in honor of Veterans Day, will be held November 10th at 8AM at DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant.
At the fundraising breakfast, Loren Goodridge Subway Development Agent of Maine and Franchisee, will present a check as the culmination of a four-month campaign to support Maine’s military and their families on behalf of Veterans Count. July 1st through October, sandwich artists asked customers to donate a dollar when ordering their sandwiches.
“At Subway our franchisees are passionate about giving back to our communities, especially to those who sacrifice so much to keep all of us safe,” says Loren Goodridge, Subway Franchisee and Maine Development Agent. “Last year we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers in Maine for Easterseals. We hope to expand that support for post 9/11 Vets this year.”
Following the breakfast, all are invited to visit the Easterseals Maine Veterans Count Heroes Wall, located on the Dimillo’s Boardwalk.
The Veterans Count Easterseals Maine 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 50% of each purchase benefits Easterseals Maine’s military and veteran services.
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 with two locations: one in the Old Port on the Dimillo’s Boardwalk and the second in Columbia Falls, Maine at Wreath Across America’s Balsam Tip Land.
The monument benefits Easterseals Maine Military and Veterans Services program, which serves veterans and their families statewide 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.
All tiles are beautifully laser-inscribed by Get Etched, located in South Portland and Paul G. White donates the installation of the tiles. The installation of the second wall in the Old Port was donated by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine.