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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to The Maine Troop Greeters' Wreaths Across America Page. 

It began on a winter morning in 1991, after a large and spirited group of citizens drove to Bangor International Airport to welcome home planeloads of returning Troops from Operation Desert Storm. On that first of many days to follow, Kevin Tillman, an Army Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division, borrowed a John Bapst Memorial High School student’s saxophone during a refueling stop and delivered a spine-tingling rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the thousands gathered at the airport.

Another war and more than a million and a half Troops later, the airport greetings continue. No matter the hour, members of all branches of the U.S. military and our allies are assured of a handshake, use of a free cell phone and a cookie as they pass through the city’s airport. Many are headed to and from Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Enduring Freedom, as well as other hot spots around the globe.

The Maine Troop Greeters and Museum was officially incorporated as a registered non-profit in 2008. Their mission is to express the Nation’s (and our) gratitude and appreciation to the Troops, for those going overseas for a safe return and for those returning for a joyful homecoming and to make their (hopefully brief) stay in Bangor as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Additionally, we will honor the trust placed in us by these troops by preserving and perpetuating the donations entrusted to our care, through the display, education, and sharing of these collections.”

To learn more or to volunteer, please visit www.flybangor.com/troop-greeters

Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

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Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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FASTPORT and Tenstreet Support Annual Wreaths Across America Appreciation Dinner on the Eve of National Wreaths Across America Day

Featuring keynote speaker medically retired Army Staff Sgt. and artist, Zeke Crozier, the event celebrates the efforts of millions of volunteers and supporters across the country.

Wreaths Across America Announces #GivingTuesday Matching Campaign from Jersey Mike’s Subs

Veteran wreath sponsorships made for placement at Arlington National Cemetery will be matched by the company up to $250,000!

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A Tribute
by David Kloth

To all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for their love of country, God and freedom for all.

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Memory
by Janet Albert and Brian Donnelly for Rosaire Albert, Honored by Wreaths Across America

In memory of my Dear husband Rosaire Albert.Thank you for your service Gone but never forgotten. Love always your loving wife Janet Albert and Family

Check out 4 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Location Information

Wreaths Across America
4 Point St
Columbia Falls, ME 04623, United States
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12/16/2023

Dottie Snatchko, Julie Bright, Susan Patten, Wreaths Across America

Directions to Cemetery

Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the ceremony itself.

Parking Instructions

There is plenty of parking at this cemetery, so feel free to park in any available spot.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at a participating cemetery . Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

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Wreaths Across America

Welcome to Wreaths Across America and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, 12/16/2023. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.