BANGOR – Along with a performance by the Bangor Band, several area students who won an essay contest on hand to read their work today. The winners spoke with someone who had served and then wrote about what they learned about freedom and what is done to truly earn it.
“There’s nothing more we can do to convey what freedom means to us then to show what we are able to do with these freedoms, with these freedoms we must not just enjoy it’s spoils but pursue from it’s advantages.”, Galen Cole of Cole Land Transportation Museum told the people who attended. “Well there is always the possibility that they might be called to war the same way that we kids were 70 odd years ago, the other part is that freedom is not free and the sooner that they all learn that the better off they will be.”
Congressman Bruce Poliquin also in attendance at the event, having this to say about what he called an emotional day in Maine and across the nation. “Without their sacrifice and their families, we don’t have the country that we have today. This is a very dangerous world we have to be very serious about our national security and veterans have given us our national security over the years and we have to thank them.”
After today the museum closes for the season, it will re-open on May 1st of 2016.