Last year, there was a heated controversy about a bill to prevent schools from refusing to let military recruiters wear their uniforms in schools. I don’t know how this bill was controversial, but Rep. Matt Pouliot, R-Augusta, was on the right side of it from day one.

As a veteran, I think that if we can be buried in those uniforms, our recruiters should be able to wear them in our taxpayer-funded schools. Fortunately, this wasn’t a problem in Augusta, but according to Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, it was a problem down in Portland.

Many state legislators failed to do the right thing on this issue, but I’m glad that Pouliot, my state representative for District 86, stood up for those of us who served.

Justin Fecteau

Augusta

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