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The American Legion Family

Department of Maine

POW/MIA Memorial Project

2017-2018

To be built at The American Legion Family,

Department of Maine, Headquarters Campus in Winslow, Maine

 

The American Legion Family, Department of Maine has joined together in a joint project to build a POW/MIA Memorial at The American Legion Family Maine Headquarters. This memorial is to honor and remember the 480 Mainers who are still unaccounted for*. Each missing Mainer will have a brick listing their name, branch of service, and war conflict.

Please help us keep these hero’s memories alive with this memorial.

They have given the ultimate sacrifice For God and Country.

Never Forgotten. Always Remembered.

You can sponsor a permanent brick for the POW/MIA Memorial. Each brick is $50.00 and can be sponsored thru an American Legion Post, American Legion Auxiliary Unit, a Sons of the American Legion Squadron, or an American Legion Riders Chapter within the State of Maine.

You may sponsor a specific name or someone from your area or you can choose to have us pick who you sponsor. Only one brick per name is available and the name must come from the official list of Maine Missing POW/MIA’s that we have compiled*. Names are available on a first come basis. However, all missing Mainers need to be remembered with a brick so we will select an available name if yours is not available and we will notify you of such. The Official List of The American Legion Family, Dept. of Maine’s Missing for the POW/MIA Memorial can be found at: www.maineala.org

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

* The American Legion Family official list of Maine Missing POW/MIA’s has been compiled using data provided bythe Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency at: www.dpaa.mil.

Click here Maine's Missing POW/MIAs full list (Updated 10-16-17) 143 bricks have been sponsored,337 more left.

                      The American Legion Dept. of Maine Family POW/MIA Memorial Project

2017-2018

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

QUESTION: Can anyone sponsor a brick for the Memorial?

Answer: Yes, however it must be sponsored thru an American Legion Post, American Legion Auxiliary Unit, a Sons of the American Legion Squadron, or an American Legion Riders Chapter within the State of Maine.

QUESTION: How much does it cost to sponsor a brick?

Answer: Sponsoring a brick is $50.00.

QUESTION: Can we sell/buy bricks?

Answer: No. These bricks will be part of the Memorial that is built on the Family Campus so you will be sponsoring a brick and the brick will be placed in the Memorial.

QUESTION: Which form do I use to sponsor a brick?

Answer: There are two forms to use:

  • The form for The American Legion (with The American Legion Emblem) is for Posts who are sponsoring a brick.
  • The form for the American Legion Auxiliary (with the Aux, SAL, and ALR emblems) is for Units, Squadrons, and Chapters sponsoring a brick.

QUESTION: Can I post info about this Project on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), the Newspaper, or the Radio?

Answer: No. We ask that any information about this Memorial come thru Headquarters. If you have an idea for something that deals with any of these items, they should be brought to the American Legion Auxiliary Department President, Ann Durost, for consideration. Due to the nature of this project, we want to ensure that any publicity for this Project is done thru a single point of contact in order to stay consistent with our message and out of respect for the Heroes we are remembering.

QUESTION: Do I have to pick a name?

Answer: You may sponsor a specific name or someone from your area or you can choose to have us pick who you sponsor. Only one brick per name is available and the name must come from the official list of Maine Missing POW/MIA’s that we have compiled*. Names are available on a first come basis. However, all missing Mainers need to be remembered with a brick so we will select an available name if yours is not available and we will notify you of such. The Official List of The American Legion Family, Dept. of Maine’s Missing for the POW/MIA Memorial can be found at: www.maineala.org

QUESTION: Where can I find the Official List of names for the POW/MIA Memorial?

Answer: The Official List of The American Legion Family, Dept. of Maine’s Missing for the POW/MIA Memorial can be found at: www.maineala.org . PLEASE NOTE: We will try to keep this list updated as to who has been sponsored, however only one brick per name is available and the name must come from the official list of Maine Missing POW/MIA’s that we have compiled*. Names are available on a first come basis. However, all missing Mainers need to be remembered with a brick so we will select an available name if yours is not available and we will notify you of such.

QUESTION: Where can I find Order Forms for the POW/MIA Memorial?

Answer: The Order forms to sponsor a brick for The American Legion Family, Dept. of Maine’s Missing for the POW/MIA Memorial can be found at: www.maineala.org . There are two forms to use:

  • The form for The American Legion (with The American Legion Emblem) is for Posts who are sponsoring a brick.
  • The form for the American Legion Auxiliary (with the Aux, SAL, and ALR emblems) is for Units, Squadrons, and Chapters sponsoring a brick.

 QUESTION: How many bricks are there?

Answer: This memorial is to honor and remember the 480 Mainers who are still unaccounted for*. Each missing Mainer will have a brick listing their name, branch of service, and war conflict.

QUESTION: Can I donate money to this project instead of sponsoring a brick?

Answer: Yes! Any money donated to this project will be used for building the memorial and other costs associated with its construction and upkeep.

QUESTION: Who do we contact if we have additional questions about the Project?

Answer:  Ann Durost, Department President,  American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Maine

anndurost@gmail.com (207) 669-5686

 

American Legion Auxiliary, SAL and Legion Riders Brick Order Form

The American Legion Order Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.
  • August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities as determined by the Government of the United States (Iraq and Afghanistan)
  • Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
  • Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)
  • Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • September 10 - 25%
  • October 10 - 45%
  • November 10 - 55%
  • December 10 - 65%
  • January 10 - 75%
  • February 10 - 85%
  • March 10 - 90%
  • April 10 - 95%
  • May 17 - 100%