Sunday, July 19, 2009

Maine Troop Greeters - Film Depicts Their Story

"NEW YORK CITY (7/16/09) - Military personnel and families will want to see the theatrical release of a new independent film running July 17-23 here at the IFC Center in Manhattan. The movie is also for everyone else who has a mom, dad and love for America.  “The Way We Get By” is the story of the Maine Troop Greeters, who greet troops passing through the Bangor Airport on their way to and on their way back from Iraq or Afghanistan.

The group began in 2003 as the Bangor Airport became a frequent stop over for troops shipping out to the combat zones. These dedicated and selfless volunteers have welcomed, supported and cheered more than 900,000 U.S. military personnel coming to and from the combat zone so far, and they are still at it.

The film focuses on three elderly charter members: Bill Knight, a World War II Navy veteran; Jerry Mundy, a Marine Korean War veteran; and Joan Gaudet, who has two grand children in the Maine Army National Guard."
Read the full article at "Heartwarming film pays tribute to Maine troop greeters", National Guard, July 16, 2009.

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