Monday we pay tribute to our veterans and take pause to appreciate their service and sacrifices in order to protect our very precious freedoms.

One Maine veteran, acknowledged in Governor and Ann LePage's Veteran's Day message to Mainers, is Galen Cole. His commitment to Maine's military members, and their families, is on display and very active in keeping the history alive.  Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor has its new veteran's walking sticks ready for the parade.

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Following the parade at 1pm, veterans will gather to re-unite with their essay-award-winning students at the museum.

As explained in the video above, the students will read their essays Monday and that will be followed up by a concert with the Bangor Community Band featuring patriotic music.