LEWISTON – Special services were held recently at Veterans Memorial Park in observance of Armed Forces Day, with special emphasis of those with ties to Maine who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The program opened with singing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and reciting the “Pledge of Allegiance” by the assembly.

Invocation was given by the Rev. Donald L. Miller, commander (ret.) U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps. A recitation, “Soldier’s Letter Home,” was presented by Commander Richard Giem, Post 22, American Legion, followed by an address by Jerry DerBoghosian, USS Canberra Association.

DerBoghosian read the names of Mainers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The service songs were sung, followed by “Taps” and singing of “God Bless America” by the assembly.

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