Governor Mills Honors International Francophonie Day


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After declaring March as Francophonie Month in Maine, Governor Janet T. Mills (D), the first woman governor of the state and its first woman attorney general,  issued the following statement today in honor of International Francophonie Day:

“Throughout our history, Maine people of French heritage have served bravely in our armed forces and have been leaders in all aspects of Maine’s communities, from business, to education, to journalism, to hospitality and politics,” said Governor Mills in a press release issued today.

“As we celebrate both Francophonie Month in Mane and International Francophonie Day, may we honor the French language, culture and contributions of Franco-Americans to the history and future of our great state,” the press release concluded.