Lewiston Public Schools staff members listen Thursday as Superintendent Jake Langlais thanks them for an “unforgettable year.” Each staff member is receiving a blanket from L.L.Bean that is stitched with an outline of the state of Maine and a red heart in the location of Lewiston as thanks for what they have overcome following the Oct. 25, 2023, mass shooting. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Lewiston school employees, from left, Amy Ross, Cheryl Cornelio, Lisa Tiner and Fatouma Hassan hand out L.L.Bean blankets Thursday to staff members in appreciation for what they have overcome following the Oct. 25, 2023, mass shooting. The Freeport-based company is giving out 1,000 blankets stitched with an outline of the state of Maine and a red heart in the location of Lewiston. The blankets are being distributed at an assembly at which milestones are acknowledged and highlighted. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

An outline of the state of Maine and a red heart signifying the location of Lewiston is stitched onto the 1,000 blankets. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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