Pease Greeters Guestbook
Pease Greeters GuestbookSubmitted by
Name: Crystal Cook
From: Travis AFB
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, 2010Submitted by
From: Atchison, Kansas
Name: Rebecca Powers
From: Pelham, NH
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.
PS. you are more than welcome to contact me if you'd like a package sent, it would be my pleasure
Added: June 19, 2010Submitted by
Name: Jon Anderson, Curator
From: Pease Greeters
Everyone may enjoy this entry from the logbook of the Privateer Lynx.
Memorial Day, 2010
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, 2010Submitted by
Name: CPT Laura Boldry
From: Nevada Army National Guard- 137th MP Det
The 137th MP Det just wanted to thank everyone in the Pease Greeters. Your welcome was by far the best. The gifts we received was heartfelt as much as stomach felt! We appreciate your service to all the service members and for your long hours on a Memorial Day weekend. Thank-you.
Added: June 1, 2010Submitted by
From: Fort Campbell
Your welcome home to our flight of Soldiers yesterday was the most incredible experience I've ever witnessed. I heard similar reflections from several onboard. Thank you for your continuing commitment of showing support for our troops as they come and go. We're thankful for your thoughts and prayers and this great country to come home to every time.
Added: May 31, 2010Submitted by
From: Fort Carson
Name: Susan Thompson
From: Cold Spring,MN
Our son, a C-17 pilot stationed at McChord AFB in Tacoma, WA, left at the end of April for his 3rd deployment. As parents, we were delighted to hear him tell about the Pease Greeters. A former quarterback, he always has his football ready for a quick came of catch. When he called from Qatar and we asked if he had it along, he said he had forgotten it for the 1st time. He then went on to tell us about finding one in a box of random items that had been gathered for the troops at the Pease send-off. He also told us about the generosity of the many people that gather to wish them well and how "cool it is". We can't thank you enough and only wish we were closer to join you in this important mission.
Added: May 25, 2010Submitted by
Name: Cpt. Earl Day
From: Amesbury Ma
To whom it may concern, I am the proud farther of 2 Marines. One of my sons has done 4 tours of duty in the middle east already. I can not thank you and your group enough for what they do. I have been on base every time my sons ship out and return, 10 so far, and know how much they appreciate it. I also know how much the families appreciate it. Please keep up the good work and God Bless you and our Troops. I am planning on trying to make a send off or return at Pease with your group so I can thank you personally.
Added: May 24, 2010