ME Armed Forces, Soldiers - They Are Some Kind Of Glad To See You At The Local Airport.

Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

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.

welcome to maine highway sign 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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I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Comments (8)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Andy....that was a tear jerker....thanks for posting it....suggested.

Apr 09, 2011 11:46 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

(Handing tissue box) Here, you're going to need more Barb. I don't think you have to have a Veteran in the family either to really appreciate what these young men and women do around the globe. It is impossible to forget if you have a son or daughter wearing fatigues, carrying gear and often in a country far away with local people that will never send you a Christmas card. That may need your presence but still not wavering from hating your guts, or wanting to slit your throat. This video haunts, stays in your heart, rolls around in your head.

Apr 09, 2011 11:54 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Andy, Thanks for putting this out there!  Nothing like coming back home from a deployment and have someone notice, someone care.  HOME means much more when you've been away.

Apr 10, 2011 12:12 AM
Tim Peterson
Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes - Madison, WI
Realtor Safety Training Classes

Hi Andy-I am definitely going to check tomorrow to see if anyone is doing this here-what a great idea

Apr 10, 2011 12:32 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

L and B ... The sight of a soldier hugging his wife, the small baby he is seeing for the first time but who is six months old makes you realize what being at home really means. And you think about what we take for granted that these men and women serving in the armed forces sacrifice. Like it or not. My Dad was a B-24 tail gunner in the 15th Army Air Force. Have two older brothers who are Vietnam era Veterans too. Who in your family served, are you some kind of proud of today... not just on Veterans Day?

Apr 10, 2011 12:32 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Tim ... We all can make a difference in someone else's life. Imagine you are a tired, not so perky soldier with jet lag, bone weary. Wondering if anyone realizes, even cares about what conditions are like where you have just spent six months or a year tour of duty. And then whoa. Look at all the total strangers that turned out to line up, shake your hands, hand you a free cell, feed you home made food, pat you on the back, shake your hand and warmly, sincerely greet you. At two in the morning in an airport you never heard of as you get off the plane to hit the bathroom and then reload to continue your journey to wherever home really is. Hearing words like "I am proud of your soldier", "Good job and thank you." "I appreciate what you are doing over (fill in the blank) and what you do is important, appreciated." Suddenly you the soldier, the entire plane feels like they are home. All connected, from this community the silver bird set down in to refuel on a long long journey.

Apr 10, 2011 12:43 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Amazing video Andrew.  Gave this a nudge.  My husband is a vet and I live in a military town so I know how important it is to show our troops (and their families) some love for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. 

Apr 10, 2011 01:06 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Anita ... You do a job for personal satisfaction and many Veterans don't want a lot of attention, splash and would say just doing their job. But I think of carry 60 pounds of gear armament, with over 100 degree conditions in surroundings nothing like your home town and nothing familiar and well now. The greeting that others give you in one on one shake your hand, encouraging words makes each and everyone know they do not serve alone, out of mind. Maine troop greeting by persons with lots of their own personal struggles but shelved for others gives you beaucoup faith in your fellow man/woman.

Apr 10, 2011 01:22 AM