Friday, June 2, 2017

Letter to the editor

To the Editor,

I want to thank Rep. Corey for hearing our ideas and opinions on solar energy at a constituent meeting on May 22. He is on the right track on solar energy. He voted for the solar bill last year. It passed in the legislature but was vetoed by the governor, so he will get another chance this year to support solar energy. I urge Rep. Corey to support solar energy again this year with LD 1373, and I thank him for his diligent public service.

Elizabeth Oatley
Windham, ME 

Letter to the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the Town of Windham’s Memorial Day and Ceremony Parade this last Monday. It was a very raw, damp cold day hurdle suitable for the kick off the summer. 

First, the Windham Police Department officers secured the parade route and insured the safety of all. Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, the parade was a great success - even if our WWII veterans had to bundle in heavy coats for their convertible rides. 

Some special thanks go out to two new entries in this year’s parade. These included David Manchester and his Sons of the American Revolution Contingent and the Windham High School Military Cadets. It was great to see these new units. There was a mixture of old and new as well.  Thank you to John Wilson for bringing his 1952 Dodge M37 military vehicle with the MIA/POW display and the folks who brought the 1938 Chevy sedan.  

A thank you also goes out to the Maine Air National Guard for bringing their latest in 5-ton trucks and to the Windham Fire Department who showed off a great selection of their new trucks and equipment.  

I would also like to recognize some old friends who have supported the town’s parade for several decades. Band leader, Betty McIntyre, walked the parade route for the last time this Memorial Day and will be missed.  

The third grade chorus who were in great form, led by their music teacher, Nancy Cash-Cobb, who was recently selected as the American Legion Department of Maine Educator of the Year. 
I would also like to extend a special thank you for all the scout units that braved the elements to show their pride in the town and to support the veterans. 

Lastly, to the many Veterans and Auxiliary Members who came out in large numbers to support the newly formed Legion Honor Guard and Rifle Squad and to march in the parade. 
I apologize if I missed any group.   

The mixture of old and new, the sum of all the entries made this one of the best parades in recent years.  

Thank you all.

David Tanguay
Field-Allen Post 148
Windham Maine


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