Joshua Chamberlain Chapter
Companion Photo Gallery
From Left to Right: CPT-USA Alan Johnston (Commander Maine MOWW), Wayne Hansen (Chairman of the WAA Board of Directors) and COL-USA Robert Barton Past Region I Commander and past Chapter Commander
The MOWW Maine Chapter Commander and Past Region I Commander presented a check in the amount of $1,500.00 during their Monthly meeting on October 17th, 2020 to Wayne Hansen (Chairman of the Board of Directors) of Wreaths Across America (WAA).
The donation is designated for the purchase of wreaths to be placed on grave markers located at the Togus cemetery.
National Wreath Day will be on the 19th of December. This day is when WAA intends to place wreaths at more than 2,200 sites.
WAA a few years ago went to Normandy and placed 9,389 wreaths on the markers of the WWII soldiers who died on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 1944 and are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.
The Superintendent of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is Scott Desjardins, a Maine Native from Madawaska and former U.S. Army Cavalry Scout and Tank Crewman.
GOLD PATRICK HENRY MEDAL PRESENTED TO
COL. ROBERT BARTON
Commander Alan Johnston Presenting the Golden Patrick Henry Award to Col. Robert Barton on January 30th 2021.
The presentation was presided over by SVCINC LTC. Michael Okin via virtual media. Also present were Beverly Barton and Cheryl Johnston.
The GPH was awarded to COL. Barton for his dedicated service of over 40 years in MOWW. During that period, he was Chapter Commander, Region I Commander, Membership Chair, and ROTC/JROTC Chair.
COL. Barton turned 91 years old last week.
Photo of Ms. Evelyn King receiving her MOWW Pin from Colonel Barton
Photo of Colonel Amoroso receiving his MOWW Pin from Colonel Barton.
Colonel Robert E. Barton (Center), MOWW Region 1 Commander, and GSO Major Reynald Moreau (Right) are shown presenting an
MOWW Citation to Morrill Worcester (Left) who stopped at the Scarborough, Maine Veterans Home on his way to Arlington National Cemetery
with 10,000 wreaths to be placed on the gravesites of fallen heroes on December 15, 2007.
Before and after photos from Arlington Cemetery