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Maine Troop Greeters Celebrate 9th Anniversary and Armed Forces Day with Open House

The Maine Troop Greeters invite you to join them on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 1:00- 4:00 pm at the Troop Greeter room, located on the second floor of the Domestic Terminal at Bangor International Airport, for a celebration of their nine years of troop greeting at BGR and a celebration of our American heroes from all branches of the military on this Armed Forces Day.

We are proud to announce that May, 2012 marks 9 years of troop greeting at Bangor International Airport where close to 6500 flights, carrying 1.5 million troops and 325 service dogs have been met. This is our 4th Annual Open House, traditionally held in the month of May. With Armed Forces Day on the 19th, combining the two celebrations is a tribute to all our armed forces and befitting the Mission of the Maine Troop Greeter organiza-tion which is: "to express the nation’s gratitude and appreciation to the troops, for those going overseas for a safe return and for those returning for a joyful homecoming and to make their (hopefully brief) stay in Bangor as com-fortable and pleasant as possible"

Our program has been tailored to honor all members of our armed forces and to celebrate our troop greeting pro-gram. We are proud and honored to note that several dignitaries have agreed to speak at our celebration. The official program which starts at 2:00 pm will be introduced with the Presentation of Colors by the Marine Corps League, followed with the National Anthem sung by Pastor Steve Nute. Our noted speakers include Congress-man Michael Michaud, First Lady Ann LePage and Bangor City Councilor Nelson Durgin. Music throughout the celebration will be performed by Bangor Brass Works.

The Maine Troop Greeters want to share their greeting experiences with you while they celebrate our American heroes. Please join us in celebrating this very special occasion on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 1:00—4:00 pm at the Troop Greeter Room found on the second floor Domestic Terminal, Bangor International Airport. All are welcome!

Contact: Cheryl Lare, Event Coordinator Tel: 207-944-5737 E-mail:


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