LEWISTON – The L and A Veterans Council honored those World War II veterans who were unable to go to Washington, D.C., for the dedication of the World War II Monument on May 29.

The council presented each with a special certificate and a photo of the Washington monument in appreciation for their services in a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park.

Those receiving the certificates were Albert Rowbotham, oldest at 88; Emile A. Poisson, Joseph Bisson, Maurice H. Fontaine Sr., Armand J. Lauze, Clovis J. Bouchard, Wallace L. Dixon, Chester H. Lessard, Romeo A. Huppe, Bud Wagg.

Also, Thomas A. Desjardins, Jirard DerBoghosian, Harry W. Dixon Jr., Leandre J. Buteau, Victor Belanger, Robert J. Gelinas, Archie R. Travers Sr., Frank L. Mitchell, Clinton Knowlton.

Also, Raymond J. Cyr, Howard Eisman, Honore A. Breton, Bertrand Lafrance, Roland H. Lacasse, Joseph A. Lebrun, Cleveland Stetson and Roland C. Cyr.

Rowbotham was asked to unveil the sixth memorial stone carrying the names of 216 veterans. The seventh stone was unveiled by Emile A. Poisson, age 87.

Most received rides in the Memorial Day parade, some in cars, vans and some in Corvettes. Council members thanked those who provided rides.


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