Sailors who are “super proud to be from Maine” pose with Maine state flags Thursday on the USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk, Va., to celebrate Maine’s 198th birthday. Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. From left are Senior Chief Boatswain Edwin Bennett of Milford, Aviation Electrician 1st Class Timothy Riegel of Windham and Chief Information Systems Technician Marguerite Emmons of Augusta. The three “contacted us and asked to have the photo taken” on Maine’s birthday, said Navy Public Affairs Officer Katie Cerezo. (Submitted photo) 

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