Has anyone ever heard of the Pease Greeters before?
I was just made aware of this special group of volunteers recently. They’re a group of seacoast residents who greet
each and every plane of U.S.soldiers that arrive from or depart to Afghanistan or Iraq through Pease Airport in Newington, NH.
My daughter and I greeted a plane leaving for Afghanistan on Thanksgiving night and it was a very emotional experience.
There were around 150 civilians and veterans cheering 75+ troops who had been on R&R and were going back to war.
The greeters have been doing this wonderful service for over seven years and have welcomed, fed and befriended over 100,000 soldiers.
If interested, just go to their website and check out when a flight will be passing through.
Then just show up. Parking is at the main Air Terminal (not Air Force base) and just mention you’re a first timer.
Oh, the reason I thought of my fiber friends is because they’re running low on hand knit caps for the troops.
Winter is cold in Afghanistan and the soldiers appreciate their knit caps.
Here’s the website. The info for the caps is under the announcement tab:
I’ve been looking for a special way to support our troops and it was in our own backyard the whole time!