Monday, March 22, 2010

The Maine Troop Greeters welcomes over one million Soliders

The Bangor troop greeters are men and women who send hours day and night at the Bangor International Airport.  Their mission is to welcome the men and women returning home from the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.  They are a non profit organization that goal is to never let every soldier know that their service is appreciated and honored.  Today they welcomed home the one millionth solider!
The Bangor Troop Greeters are the subject of the award winning documentary The Way We Get By.  I was honored to see the film at Maine Premier in 2009.  It was there that I fell in love with the greeters as well as the Director, Aron Gaudet, and the producer Gita Pullapilly.  It was this incredible film that started a great journey that ended in an Amazing Wedding to showcase not only this film but the amazing talent of Maine Luxury Vendors.  This wedding was showcased in the New York Times as well as Style Me Pretty.  
I am so proud of the men and woman of our armed services and the greeters who honor them....He are some of the greeters all dressed up "in penguin suits" (Jerry Mundy).... Congrats Bill, Jerry, and Joan.  I am so honored to have gotten to know you....

Above : Gita dancing with Jerry Mundy, Director Aron Gaudet with his Mother Joan, Jerry heading to the ceremony site, Bill Knight, founder of the Maine Troop Greeters and WWII Veteran

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