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I would just like to say how thankful I am that there are people who still care enough and take the time out of their day to support us and say thank you. I remember when I was on my way home from Iraq back in Oct '09 I was looking on my flight itinerary it said Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a schedule stop. I was thinking what in the world was in Portsmouth and why are we stopping to get refueled there. To my surprise when I stepped off the plane on 20 Oct, I found out why we stopped there and I was glad we did. Pease Greeters hospitality goes above and Beyond and I appreciate what is being done there on a regular basis. In my 10 year career so far that was the first time I was ever welcomed home by the American public. Keep it up and I pray we all come home safe and soon.

Added: July 20, 2010
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Wanted to share the latest Miss Willie Brown video with everyone! Very supportive of what you do here!!

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Added: July 19, 2010
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Former Director Standing Tall In Retirement.
Ed Johnson’s service remembered by Portsmouth Herald.

Capt. Ed Johnson, recently retired director of the Pease Greeters, is honored for his service to the Pease Greeters in Monday’s editorial by the Portsmouth Herald. The article states, “from the beginning (in 2005), at the center of the outstanding civic group, the Pease Greeters, stood Ed Johnson, decorated Marine”.

I’ve known Ed since 2007 and stood along side him as he greeted the troops. Ed is a friend and mentor, always giving selflessly of himself and thinking only of the troops.

The Herald story is a reflection of Ed’s time at the helm of the Pease Greeters. I would like to invite everyone to read this story here. http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100719-OPINION-7190311

Best wishes in your retirement, Ed. See you at the airport. Semper Fidelis.

Allons !

Bob Hersey, Webmaster
PeaseGreeters.org
:)


Added: July 19, 2010
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I thought the Pease Greeters would appreciate how our actions touch people around this country and around the world!

Please check out the logbook of the Privateer Lynx, and especially scroll down to the dates of June 28th and July 7th.

http://www.privateerlynx.com/news/

What do the Lynx and the Pease Greeters have in common??

ANSWER: the 10th Mountain Division!!!


Added: July 18, 2010
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WOOHOO!!! ThankYou all so much. My son just landed, coming home from tour in Iraq. His first text message home to the family was in celebration for all the people there in Portsmouth who welcomed this unit Home!!!!

Added: June 21, 2010
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I just wanted to thank all who greeted my Husband and his group on their way to Afghanistan. The pictures on the website where the first that my 9 year old and 9 month old boys got to see of Daddy after he left. The greeting that he and his group received made it a bit easier for him to remember why and what he had to leave his family for. It touches me and my family to know that someone was there for him when we couldn't be to hug him and let him know that there are so many out there that are behind him and all other service members. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and may God continue to bless you all! C Cook

Added: June 19, 2010
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My son was greeted in New Hampshire on his way to Africa. He just called from Bulagaria and told me how nice it was with all the hugs and handshakes. Thank you all for you kindness for the Kansas National Guards.

Added: June 19, 2010
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I want to pass along all my best to the 06.19.10's, Kansas Troops who flew out on Flight #369 ultimately headed to Africa.

It difficult for me to describe the pride & hope that filled me seeing, meeting and in the end shaking the hands of many of you.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all that you're doing and and I wish each and everyone of you well.

Hope you had a safe and restful flight. Come home safe.
Rebecca-

PS. you are more than welcome to contact me if you'd like a package sent, it would be my pleasure :)


Added: June 19, 2010
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Hello!

Everyone may enjoy this entry from the logbook of the Privateer Lynx.

Memorial Day, 2010

Portsmouth, NH

Final Day of Festival and Pease Greeters Event

This Memorial Day, the Schooner Lynx was able to participate in a unique local tribute to all of our Nations Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen and Airwomen. The Pease Greeters, a group of New Hampshire Veterans who welcome home all the service men and women at Pease International Trade Port (the Airport in Portsmouth), have been taking a fifteen stripe, fifteen star US Ensign aboard historic and modern ships for the past several years. Their flag, displayed in the concourse at Pease, has been flown aboard the US Frigate Constitution, the Maersk Alabama, and the USS Bainbridge.

Today, during a small ceremony the schooner Lynx was added to that prestigious list of vessels to have had the privilege of flying the Pease Greeter’s flag. The ceremony took place at nine o’clock, the very hour Francis Scott Key witnessed the changing of the colors above Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, the sight which inspired him to write the poetry for “The Star Spangled Banner.” With the replica War of 1812 era flag being hoisted aboard the replica War of 1812 era privateer, local vocalist Tenely Westbrook sang our National Anthem and another original composition entitled “Our Freedom Song” just before the vessel opened to the public.

In an interesting coincidence, the total number of visitors to tour Lynx today was 1814, to match the year “The Star Spangled Banner” was written.

Wishing you a Happy and Thankful Memorial Day,

The Captain and Crew of the Schooner Lynx


Added: June 8, 2010
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You greeted my nephew's unit as they linked to a flight to Afghanistan. THANK YOU! It meant a lot to the soldiers in his unit and to him! God bless you for your contribution and encouragement!

Added: June 1, 2010
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