Pease Greeters Guestbook
Pease Greeters GuestbookSubmitted by
Name: Michelle Whitlock
From: Fort Leonard Wood, MO
It was such an honor and blessing to see the Pease Greeters as we approached the airport for our return from Afghanistan 23 November 2014. This was my second deployment, but the first time I had ever been greeted (coming or going). I could not shake hands in that line any longer because tears were starting to fill my eyes, something I won't do in uniform. Thank you for your volunteering and hospitality while we waited to head back home. It had been a very long flight, and you made our day so much sweeter. Thank you!
Added: January 7, 2015Submitted by
Name: Robert Whitlatch
From: Thermal California
What a humbling experience to meet so many veterans representing duty, honor and sacrifice thru so many different wars. The vets, their families and other American Patriots were kind enough to be waiting for us when we redeployed from Afghanistan on Dec 7th 2014.
This was my 7th deployment and the first time I've ever experienced a welcoming party. They brought us food and gifts and "Dirty Sock" coffee. I fought back tears the entire time I was there. I was honored to meet Ray, a Korean War Vet, who shared his story with me. After many hugs, handshakes and tears on my part it was time to go.
I will remember this joyous occasion all of my life and will be inspired by the memories of these wonderful American Patriots for all my days. THANK YOU! from the bottom of my heart!
Added: December 8, 2014Submitted by
Name: Paul McGowan
From: Schofield Barracks, HI
Name: Henry Alau
I would like to than k the Pease Greeters for their assistance during our unscheduled layover in New Hampshire on 1 Nov 2014. You made what could have been a nightmare immeasurably more tolerable with your generosity and attitude. I would also like to thank you for arranging the hotels who took us in for that night and to thank them as well. After the long flights, it was a relief to get some actual sleep. Ultimately, all you really did was give me and my family an excuse to go see New Hampshire in general and Portsmouth specifically. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. Hopefully, one day, my family and I will make it back under more favorable circumstances..
Sincerely and with great thanks,
Added: November 27, 2014Submitted by
Name: Christine Wickes
From: Union, Mo
Name: Candice Meyer
From: Washington, Missouri
I would like to thank the Peace Greeters for welcoming my Husband and his unit home yesterday. He is part of The National Guard 220th EN. CO. from Missouri that just returned from deployment. He was telling me what a warm and great feeling it was to see getting off the plane. It warms my heart to know that so so many people care; we as a family, thank you!
The Eversmeyer Family
Added: November 24, 2014Submitted by
Name: Steve & Faye Hoffner
From: Farmington NH
Flight 11/7/14 , our son called stating he was going to be at Pease before he headed to his deployment destination, we were so overwelmed with great joy we hurried down to Portsmouth NH to see him. Not knowing what to expect, we had people waiting for us to let us know to hurry as the ceremony for the troops was about to start. That night was the one of the greatest nights and PeaseGreeters, we are so thankful for you and all that you do. The best part of the presentation is when they called my husband out on the floor to greet our son for the first time in almost a year. Steve was so excited to see his son, it was a blessed event for all of us to see. Thank you Pease Greeters and May you be Blessed always for your hard work and dedication. God Speed for you!! Sincerely The Hoffners.
Added: November 10, 2014Submitted by
Name: Kim Pieper
From: Jasper, Indiana
Yesterday was my son's birthday and the only way I could wish him a happy birthday was a text and a phone call. I was brought to tears when he described the greeting he received from you. He was honored and touched by your heartfelt generosity and I am thankful you made him feel special as he left on his first deployment. In a time when there is so much focus on what is negative in the world, people like you remind us of what is important and good in the world. Thank you and bless you for all you do for our troops. We will never forget it.
Added: November 8, 2014Submitted by
Name: Shannon Miller
From: Kelso, Washington
I want to thank you all so very much for all you do. About an hour ago I received a final text from my son before he got on the plane for his first deployment. He told me about these wonderful people that greeted him and his unit and wanted me to know that they (you all) were there to see him off for me. I feel very blessed that you all were there to support my son and his unit and it meant the world to him. I want you to know how much you are appreciated and how important what you do is. Thank you Pease Greeters.
From a very proud Air Force mom.
Added: November 8, 2014Submitted by
From: New Jersey, USA
My boys have both served, and I can only hope that you were there to greet them when they shipped out and returned! I think what you do is amazing and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
I wish more of your appreciation was shared in our country. I fly my flags every day in appreciation. Thank you all!
Added: November 2, 2014