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Honoring Those Who Served

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we believe it is a privilege and our responsibility to support and provide care to those who served our country. As a way to honor these men and women and show our appreciation, we feature Veterans of the Month throughout the entire year.

Please take the opportunity to read our featured blogs that share the stories, memories and photos of these honored veterans of Maine.

Maine Veterans of the Month

See all our veterans of the month.

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Betty Doucette | MVH Machias Veteran of the Month | Army
March 8, 2018

Elizabeth “Betty” Doucette was born in January 1935 in Lewiston, Maine.  She was adopted by Florence and Clifford Winter at only three months of age. Florence and Clifford had been blessed with three sons, but felt they needed a little girl to complete their family.  Betty grew up in Wilton, Maine, before moving to Marblehead, Massachusetts, where her father accepted a new position at work.

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Harry Harper | MVH South Paris Veteran of the Month | Army | 1943-1945
February 13, 2018

Harry was born in Philadelphia, PA, in May 1919, and grew up with two older sisters.  After graduating from Frankford High School, Harry attended Penn State and earned his BS in Premed in 1941.  Harry enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1943, served as an assistant laboratory officer at Camp Grant, IL.

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David Gilson | MVH Augusta Veteran of the Month | Army | 1952-1955
January 29, 2018

David Gilson was born in June 1932 in Gardiner, Maine. He was the youngest of four children, and his parents Ralph and Ella raised the family in the Gardiner area.  After Dave graduated from high school, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1952.

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Vaughn P. Estabrook | MVH South Paris Veteran of the Month | Army | 1967-1969
January 15, 2018

Vaughn P. Estabrook was born in February 1941, and grew up in Harrison & Durham, Maine. Vaughn graduated from Freeport High School, and was drafted into the U.S. Army in March 1967.

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