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Home > How to Volunteer > Troop Greeting at BIA

Information on How to Greet the Troops
 at Bangor International Airport

The Maine Troop Greeters.  Official Website. Provides lots of information on the history of the Maine Troop Greeters, a media section, calendar, and how to help.

Freeport Flag Ladies.  These three intrepid ladies conduct many trips from Freeport, Maine to Bangor, Maine in order to greet the troops.

"The Way We Get By".  A documentary movie about the troop greeters of Bangor Airport.

News Articles Online about Troop Greeters

December 26, 2013. "Troop greeter Bill Knight dies Christmas Day at the age of 91". Stars and Stripes. Bill was a long-time greeter at Bangor International Airport. He is featured in the 2009 film documentary entitled "The Way We Get By". Knight was a 32-year military veteran and it is estimated that he shook hands with over a half-million troops returning home from the war in Iraq or Afghanistan.

April 1, 2010.  "Airport honors Maine Troop Greeters' service".  Bangor Daily News.

October 9, 2009.  "The Story of Maine's Troop Greeters".  The Exception Magazine.

September 10, 2009.  "Troop greeters recognized in Bangor".  Portland Press Herald.


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Maine Trooper Greets of Bangor - The Way We Get By

Learn how "officials" at Bangor International Airport decided in 2007 that well-wishers could not give cookies and fudge to our returning Soldiers.


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