Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Maine Troop Greeters

While we were in New England this summer, we viewed a documentary in our hotel about these extraordinary folks in Bangor, Maine.

The Maine Troop Greeters

"We are a non-profit group of veterans and men and women supporting our armed forces serving overseas by greeting troops who arrive at Bangor International Airport.

Day or night, rain or shine,it is our commitment to welcome each troop home from war and give a proper send off to each of the young men and women heading overseas. We accomplish this by being here to offer free cell phones to call a loved one, a snack to keep them going, and handshakes to let them know we care.

Since we began greeting flights in May of 2003, the Maine Troop Greeters have greeted over 4900 flights with more than 1,000,000 service members and 235 military dogs. And it is our pledge that as long as there are U.S. armed forces serving overseas we will be here to greet them."

Cheers...

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