LEWISTON – Norm Vallee has undertaken a project to have more names added to the memorial stones in Veterans Park at the entrance of the Longley Bridge.

Vallee’s restaurant, the Village Inn in Auburn, takes the names of veterans and each week someone draws a name. That veteran’s name will be placed on the 12th stone in the park. Village Inn will pay for the name.

The first four names drawn were Richard C. Higgins of Hartford, Arthur A. Poussard Jr. of Sabattus, Maurice T. Despres of Auburn and John Norman of Turner.

The L and A Veterans Council will unveil the 11th stone following the Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Saturday, May 26.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade or ceremony should contact Chairman Bert Dutil at 786-2305. The L and A Veterans Council will also host the Vietnam Memorial Wall, which is being sponsored by the Fortin Group and will arrive and be on display Sept. 28 to 30 at Veterans Park.


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