Welcome Stop for Warriors
Reposted as history. Originally posted in April of 2005
By Tony Perry - 04/20/2005 - Los Angeles Times
"Locals in Bangor, Maine, are on a mission to greet every military plane, at any time, in any weather. Their tally so far: 200,000 troops."
As the call came over the loudspeaker to return to the plane, the young Marine reluctantly pulled something from his back pocket. It was his Purple Heart."He said he was embarrassed to wear it," Guptill said. "I told him: 'You wear it. You earned it. You wear it for all the guys who didn't make it home.' "
This is what America is about. Brave men who sacrifice so we can be free. And equally patriotic people who help remind the troops how much we appreciate what they do. Please make sure you come out for the Salute to Soldiers at Hope House in Windsor on May 21st to show your support!