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    Honoring the ``Gems of 26’’ Maine Military Program

    by Former Representative Michael H. Michaud

    Posted on 2013-02-12

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    MICHAUD of maine in the house of representatives Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Mr. MICHAUD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Cyndi Robbins and the ``Gems of 26'' for their outstanding efforts to honor our nation's veterans. Over the last three years, Cyndi Robbins and the staff of the Poland Spring Inn welcomed more than 600 members of military and veteran families for short getaways in scenic Western Maine.



    Thanks to a unique partnership formed between a group of unique sites along Route 26 called the ``Gems of 26,'' military and veteran families have been treated to lodging, meals, boat rentals, and free access to a variety of activities and historic sites in Maine's western mountains.

    In addition to the Poland Spring Resort, the generous ``Gems of 26,'' include the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, the Poland Spring Preservation Society in Poland Spring, and the grounds of the McLaughlin Garden in South Paris. The Maine Military and Community network has also played an important role in helping eligible families participate in the program.

    Mr. Speaker, please join me in honoring Cyndi Robbins, the Poland Spring Resort, and these historic Maine attractions for their commitment to serving our veteran and military families.

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