SKOWHEGAN – The Forty and Eight Grande De Maine honored Grand Chef de Gare Donald Dinsmore of Searsport and Grand President Edith Lemieux of Lewiston at the Peters-Shortier Unit 16 American Legion Post.

A buffet lunch was served followed by an honors program. Master of ceremonies Charles Michaud of Oakland made a presentation to the two. A citation from members of the Senate and House of Representatives recognized the pair for their service to the American Legion and its programs.

La Societe des Quarantes Hommes et Huit Chevaux is an independent fraternal organization of veterans originating from World War I and is known as the “Forty and Eight.”

Lemieux was acknowledged of her dedication to the organization and its causes. Dinsmore was cited for the work he has done as a veteran with the American Legion.

Kathleen Koss of Lewiston served as the Master of ceremonies for Lemieux. She acknowledged the good job Lemieux has done as the grand president for 2004-2005 and Lemieux’s history of working with veterans was cited. She is also the Auxiliary Second District president.

Michaud spoke on the good job Dinsmore has done for all the veterans.

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