Former Maine congressman Tom Andrews has a post today on the Huffington Post that sheds light on a fascinating idea that could help hundreds of thousands of veterans today, and many more into the future. Go check it out. It includes a short film - five minutes long - and is very worth the time.
Maine Veterans For Peace representatives were allowed to march in Portland's Veterans Day parade this year, after a brief round of phone calls (including to and from the Portland Phoenix office) in which the peace activists were concerned parade organizers at the Harold Andrews Post of the American Legion would not let them participate.
In their Veterans Day messages today, Governor John Baldacci and Congresswoman-elect Chellie Pingree appear to disagree on how many veterans there are in Maine.
Baldacci asks Mainers "not to forget the 150,000 veterans" in Maine. But Pingree, for her part, says in a statement that "Congress can do much to improve care and access to care for the 145,000 veterans living in Maine."