Pease Greeters Guestbook
Pease Greeters GuestbookSubmitted by
Name: Pease Greeters Picnic Committee
From: Pease International Tradeport - Portsmouth, NH
Pease Greeters 3rd Annual Picnic A Big Success
The Pease Greeters held their annual picnic at Stratham Hill Park on Sunday, September 19th. The turnout was great, weather was awesome and everyone had a good time.
The picnic committee wishes to thank all the Greeters who supported the picnic with their presence. It was one of the largest turnouts yet.
The committee wishes to thank those who brought donated items to include food and paper products and recognize and thank those who helped set up and clean up.
Congratulations to the raffle winners and thanks to the donors who provided the prizes.
To Judy and Mister “D” who worked so hard the past few weeks, it could not have happened with out you. To Ray Jellison for the Music and Photos, and Alex Reola for cooking the delicious burgers and dogs a great big thank you.
Looking forward to the 4th Annual Picnic, September 2011.
Thanks so much,
JoAnne and Picnic Crew
Added: September 24, 2010Submitted by
Name: Juliet Halloran
From: Everett, WA
I had never heard of the Pease Greeters until I saw a segment on public television about your group. I was so moved by your group's dedication to making sure every single man or woman coming home from deployment was warmly welcomed - and at all hours of the day and night. Thank you so much for the enormous blessing and pillar of light you all are to so many people. I wish I could be there with you to welcome home our heroes.
Added: September 15, 2010Submitted by
Name: Amber Susek
From: Tacoma, WA
Thank you so much for being there when my husband arrived in NH. This is our first deployment and I know it was encouraging to have such a welcome party there before he leaves the U.S. I had spent the evening with other spouses and suddenly all of our phones began ringing, even for the girls whose husbands had left their phones at home. Thanks to you, they got a call when they really needed it.
Added: August 27, 2010Submitted by
Name: Christine Stevens
Name: Donald Mascardo, MSGT (Ret), USAF
From: Stockton, California
Please allow me to express my deepest appreciation to the enduring men, women, and family of Pease Greeters. Sometime ago in October 2007, I was on a plane with a team of Air Force Engineers from Ft. McCoy Wisconsin on the way to a 6-month mission in southwest Asia. Little did I know that Pease was our last stop on an American soil. At 2 AM, I was so surprised and elated of the hospitality Pease Greeters had extended to me and to each one of us. Six months later, I came back home to my family safe and sound, "mission accomplished" but I will never forget the journey which took me through Pease. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Added: August 16, 2010Submitted by
Name: Nanette Gelinas
I want to Thank each and eveyone of the peasegreeter's who where to greet The 2-10 MTN DIV from Fort Drum N.Y. At 3 in the morning . The smiles on those soldiers faces said what it meant for them for you to be there. As a Mother of one of those soldiers and from a very long line of military vets can't give you enough grattitude !!! As I only wish I could of been in that line . A very proud moment to know there are folks,kids,pets who are proud of our soldiers , as we are proud of you who still recongnize The Pride in Our Men and Women who Serves Our Country , as we are so Proud of your Past and Presant services. So THANK YOU AGAIN. Nanette
Added: August 11, 2010Submitted by
Name: DEANNA BLOCK
From: KITTERY, MAINE
Name: Thomas J. Poirier
From: Durham, NH
As a citizen of the US, I feel it is my duty and priviledge to honor the men and women who choose to put themselves in harms way to defend this great country, and to be one of the first of what I hope will be a sea of grateful faces to welcome them home and thank then for their service and sacrifice.
Added: August 3, 2010Submitted by
Name: Diane Junk Riley
From: Greenville, PA
Thank you Pease Greeters of Portsmouth, NH!
My son will be on his way back to Alaska today. While he was home on leave, he spoke of the nightmare of his trip going from Alaska to Qatar in January of this year...the sole bright light in the whole miserable trip was landing in Portsmouth! You refreshed his mind, body and above all, his soul.
God bless you all.
Added: August 1, 2010Submitted by
Name: Jen LeBarge Seabrooke
From: Portsmouth, NH
My Brother Was a Marine
My brother and I grew up in Kennebunk, ME
Jason was in the Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune.
In January of 1984 he visited me in Sarasota, FL while he was on leave.
I was 24, he 22.
For the first time in our lives, we were alone together as adults. No outside influences or parents. None of the usual “typecasting” that occurs when family members get together. The week flew by and before we knew it, was time to head for the airport for Jason to return to base.
We were running late (of course) I pulled up alongside the curb. Jason reached in back to grab his duffle bag. I sat in the driver’s seat. The urge to get out of the car and tell him I loved him was strong. A good solid hug would have been in order too. I brushed off the feeling assuming I’d see him again in a few months. No Big Deal.
That was the last time I saw Jason alive.
That was the ONE time it was just “Us.”
Jason was killed by a car August 4, 1984. They say he died instantly.
I have the flag that was draped on his casket. The Marine funeral was “lovely” what I can remember of it. Pfc. Jason Ronald Boothby LeBarge is buried at the WoodLawn Cemetary, South Portland, ME
I write because I have regrets. I should have told him,
“I Love You” when I had the chance. I should have hugged him.
Do you have regrets? Is there someone in your life NOW who needs “I Love You?” Don’t assume there will be a tomorrow.
I’d like to hear from you.
Added: July 23, 2010