Connie Doucette listens as Tim Gallant, a retired U.S. Navy officer and representative of U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s office, explains the meaning of the medals and ribbons on the uniform worn by her daughter, Jessica Doucette. Jessica was honored Thursday with a flag-raising ceremony in Lewiston. She is set to retire next month after 24 years in the Navy. (Submitted photo)

LEWISTON — A Lewiston native who is retiring next month after 24 years in the U.S. Navy was honored Thursday with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall.

Jessica Doucette, still assigned to a naval station in Florida until her retirement, asked that a flag be flown over Lewiston City Hall as part of her retirement ceremony.

Members of Doucette’s family, friends and fellow Navy veterans stood alongside Mayor Shane Bouchard during the event. 

Doucette is a logistics chief petty officer serving as the senior enlisted leader at the Aviation Support Detachment at Naval Station Mayport in Mayport, Florida. 

“I could have flown this flag over anywhere in the world,” Doucette said, “but nothing is more important to me than my family in my beautiful state of Maine, and Lewiston, where it all began.”

The flag flown over Lewiston City Hall will also be honored next month during Doucette’s retirement flag-passing ceremony at Mayport.

Mayor Shane Bouchard raises a flag at City Hall on Thursday in honor of Lewiston native Jessica Doucette, who is set to retire next month after 24 years in the U.S. Navy. (Submitted photo)

Members of Jessica Doucette’s family, including her parents Michael and Constance Doucette, center, gather Thursday at Lewiston City Hall. Doucette, a Lewiston native, is set to retire next month after 24 years in the U.S. Navy. (Submitted photo)

Jessica Doucette (Submitted photo)


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