UMaine holds flag raising, barbecue honoring veterans, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine held a flag raising ceremony and community barbecue Nov. 15 as part of weeklong programming to honor veterans. Army and Naval ROTC raised flags in front of Fogler Library, and live music was provided by UMaine student and combat veteran Michael Morse. The hope was for people to realize that everyone should be actively involved in our democracy, the report states. “We’re trying to say to our students, our faculty and our staff that the constitutional freedoms we enjoy, the constitutional rights we enjoy, they’re thanks to the people serving in the military,” said Robert Dana, vice president for student life. “We want people to understand that this is not a bystander activity, we all have to be involved in the democracy in which we live.”