Pease Greeters Guestbook
Pease Greeters GuestbookSubmitted by
Name: Michelle Tybus
From: Merrimack, NH
Thank you so much for being there for our troops when they come home. My brother was one of the Airmen that passed through yesterday (4/24/16) on his way home from his deployment. He expressed so much gratitude for the welcome, the food and everything else you have done for them. It also means so much to me and my family to have the greeters welcome them all back to the US. As he is based on the other side of the country, we won't see him until later in the year, but it is so nice to have him back stateside. Keep up all you do you touch the hearts of the military members as well as all of their family members.
Added: April 25, 2016Submitted by
Name: Peter Martin
From: Hampton, NH
Name: Mitchell Kwiatkowski
Pease Greeters and volunteers, I recently sent this to the Portsmouth Herald as a Letter to the Editor. I hope they publish it so readers can see the great things Portsmouth is doing:
American Still Exists in Portsmouth
Upon completing a tour of duty in Afghanistan, I recently returned to the United States on board a flight full of military members, Department of Defense civilians, and defense contractors. Our flight stopped to refuel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Pease Airport, before continuing on. It was eleven below zero outside that morning but inside the airport there was no shortage of warmth. We disembarked to wait in the airport during the refueling and were greeted by a diverse group of volunteer Portsmouthians who showered us with hospitality, refreshments, and comments of appreciation for our service. I admit I was overwhelmed with emotion. As a Navy retiree after 20 years, and a contractor for the past five, I have never personally seen such a show of support from such a large and anonymous group. Football teams, pop stars, all have their screaming fans and Portsmouth showed us what a fan base the military has.
I was struck by the thought of a recent news reporter who mocked people on the street after the recent primary for not being able to point out New Hampshire on a map. I can tell you there are certain groups of airplane passengers who will have no trouble pointing out the great state. We were the 932nd returning military flight the Portsmouthians turned out to ceremoniously welcome home. We do our job for this country and for the people, and you do the same for us. American still exists in Portsmouth.
Added: February 25, 2016Submitted by
Name: Laura Cantrell
From: El Paso, TX
I just got off the phone with my Husband this Valentines Day, and was so overjoyed to hear his voice, and how happy he sounded after landing in NH. He was completely overwhelmed by The Pease Greeters' sincere warm welcome and could not put it into words how much it meant to him. What a joy it is for these soldiers who have been away from this great country so long, to touch down into such a thoughtful, caring, and appreciative environment. You have now greeted 2 sons, 3 nephews, and my husband. Thank you, and God Bless you all.
Added: February 14, 2016Submitted by
Name: Tonia Jernigan
From: Gillette, Wy
I want to thank pease greeters for the warm welcome with signs, food and phone calls home today for my son and his shipmates that are coming home from their recent deployment! He said that it put smiles on all of their faces to be greeted stateside! I know I'm one happy mama having received a phone call today from him after only getting hit or miss emails and him being deployed over the holidays! Thank you so much!
Added: January 18, 2016Submitted by
Name: Donna & Tim Yarnal
From: Modesto, California
Our son is in the US Army on his first deployment. He sent a text with the Peasegreeters business card. He said we should email you and request a copy of the flight pictures. He is en route from Ft. Sill, OK to the United Arab Emerites. Thank you, Pease Greeters for your support, and acknowledgement of our troops.
Added: December 29, 2015Submitted by
Name: Deanna Lacy
From: Linton, IN
Name: Tracy Conkli
Name: Laura Slivka
From: Danville, VA
My brother is on his to Afghanistan right now. He just called me and was astonished by the hospitality of the greeters. he told me over and over how wonderful it was to be greeted. There was even a metal of honor recipient that told him "atta boy". I cannot explain the delight in his voice as he was talking to me about your group. Thank You soo soo much for being there for him and all the other troops coming in or going out.
Added: November 27, 2015Submitted by
Name: CW4 Ed Maynard
From: Enterprise, Al
I recently flew through your beautiful town on my way to Afghanistan on 20 Nov 2015. I'm actually still in transit to my final destination, but I just had to drop a line to express my deep appreciation for all that the Pease Greeters did for myself and my fellow soldiers. This being my 5th year long deployment, there are many things that just become routine to the point of becoming mundane. The reception we received on the 20th however put everything in a different perspective. I have never been as humbled as when we first entered your terminal to the roaring applause of New Hampshire's finest Patriots! I left there with a sense of pride that I thought had dulled over time. You really put everything in perspective for us all. Thanks so much for the support love you showed to us on that day!
I have one request--an older gentleman by the name of "Louie" asked if he could have his picture taken with me on that day. Louie told me he was "84 years old going on 50"--and I believe it! He had a beautiful black Labrador on a leash who was just as loving as his master. Of course I said yes to the picture (and I would love to have a copy!----but could you please tell Louie the honor--the absolute honor--was all mine?
This was my 1st trip through New Hampshire, but it will not be my last! I may have just found a future home. Thank you Pease Greeters, and God bless you all!
Added: November 22, 2015