The Maine Troop Greeters announced on their Facebook page on Thursday they had officially greeted 1.5 Million troops.

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It's official The Maine Troop Greeters have greeted 1.5 MILLION troops!

Posted by Maine Troop Greeters on Thursday, March 24, 2016

How amazing is that! The Bangor Troop Greeters handshakes and hugs to incoming soldiers may seem like a small gesture to some but to the soldiers returning to the States for the first time, it can mean everything.

Congratulations to the Bangor Troop Greeters and thank you for the service you have provided and continue to provide!

To get an idea of what these kindhearted folks do year after year we recommend the 2008 Documentary 'The Way We Get By' all about the lives of Bangor Troop Greeters. View the trailer below.