Servicemen and women around the globe, hunkered down and with a soldier's job to do and easily forgotten unless you have a family member in the same trenches.The 2 in the morning alert about a troop plane landing at your local airport gets volunteers, greeters in to gear. Sometimes the troop greeting is highly organized for one lone soldier.
In Bangor Maine, there is one highly publicized network to make sure a plane full of troops if they are passing through BIA airport are going to get a warm, local welcome.
Hands of the soldier taken, shaken and plenty of congratulations and grateful thanks for the job they do extended to GI Joe and Jane.
"Welcome home heroes" filmed about the the troop greetings at BIA and you will need a tissue.
Guarantee this Maine video clip will choke you up, eliminate any dry eye.No matter how big and tough, tight lipped or close to the chest you run with your emotions.
What do you do to volunteer to give back in your area? To let others know you care about what they do? If you have a local airport handy, troop greeting, volunteering to make sure soldiers on a refueling plane landing are warmly welcomed is one big worthwhile option of your time. And when the soliders are from your home state of Maine, or anywhere in New England, the heart felt gratitude is even more staggering, emotional and just the right thing to do. Because it literally hits close to home, affects you deeper, stronger, longer.
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