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Philip Spooner Leads the Evening News in Maine

October 22, 2009

The quality of this video is not fantastic, but here’s the first news story from WGME’s 6pm newscast on Philip Spooner as a viral sensation and the face of No on 1.  Over the last few days, the number of views of the original clip has soared to over 300,000.  It’s such a moving story–especially since it started as a father standing up for his son, and the principles he fought for over 60 years ago.

And again, the original clip.

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  1. Suzanne Du Charme permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:00 pm

    I was moved by Mr. Spooner’s remarks about freedom and equality. I believe that Mr. Spooner may have served in th War with my late father-in-law, and I wonder if you would pass on this information: My father-in-law was Capt. James Loranger, attached to Patton’s Third Army in the signal corps (re-con, photography and intelligence). He also landed on Omaha in the second wave, was part of the relief of the Bulge, and helped to liberate the camps and Paris. Capt. Loranger was a very tall, striking man who loved music and photography. As well, my late mother-in-law, Dorothy Reichling (Loranger) was a nurse in the Army, landed on Omaha, and worked in the field hospital near the Bulge. Lt. Reichling was a tiny, curly-haired woman with a twinkle in her eye. They were both in Metz, St. Mer Iglese, etc. I’m sure it would mean a great deal to my husband if Mr. Spooner did, indeed, remember either his father or mother, and would be willing to share his memories.

    All I can say is, God bless Philip Spooner – he gets it!

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