Hodgdon Green Resident Receives Honor at Annual Remember ME Ceremony

Hodgdon Green resident receives honor at annual Remember ME ceremonyOn April 5, 2016 at the Civic Center in Augusta, 34 of Maine’s long term care residents were recognized and honored at a spectacular event arranged by the Maine Healthcare Association.  Hodgdon Green resident, Thomas Allen was selected to be photographed and honored for his many lifetime contributions and achievements.

Balloons and flower arrangements decorated the large room that was filled with tables overflowing with guests.  Staff of senior care homes from Fort Kent to Eastport to Kennebunk traveled to Augusta with their honoree and met up with friends and family members.  All were treated to a delicious buffet breakfast and a stunning program that featured photos and a brief life story of those selected to be honored.  Rick Erb of the MHCA stood in for first lady, Ann LePage and presented each honoree with a framed certificate commemorating his/her life story and the ability to overcome adversity and make significant life-changing contributions.

Tom Allen was pursuing his education at Harvard University when he joined the US Marine Corps in 1942.  He learned Japanese and was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division where he served as an interpreter with the occupation forces.  Eventually he returned to Harvard and finished his education receiving a Bachelor’s degree.  He married, worked for the Ford Motor Company, Lockheed and finally started his own business:  a successful security company called Protective Systems.

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