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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

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Sponsor Wreaths

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

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Volunteer

Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on December 15th at the cemetery.

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Recent News About Us

During July Wreaths Across America Celebrates Five New Reasons to Give

In addition to the thousands of Fundraising Groups across the country already working hard to support local participating cemeteries, Wreaths Across America is promoting five new exciting partnerships through our “Giving in July” campaign. ...

Resources for Veterans and Their Families

Vet Centers are community-based centers, within the Veterans Health Administration’s Readjustment Counseling Service, which was founded in 1979 as a safe place for Vietnam Veterans to process life after service in combat....

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Recent Messages from Our Supporters!

Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us Remember, Honor, and Teach by covering as many markers at the graves of those who have served our country in cemeteries all across America and abroad! Please read the messages, stories, prayers, memories and other notes written by our supporters, including the most recent shown below.

Ceremony Details

Location Information

Wreaths Across America (NAGVRW)
4 Point St
Columbia Falls, ME 04623
Click here for the Wreaths Across America Page

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12/15/18
12:00 pm

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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 Wreaths Across America (NAGVRW). 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.
  • Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time.
  • 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.

Our Locations

Welcome to my personal fundraising page for Wreaths Across America. I am working hard to support The Maine Troop Greeters (CORP100) and Wreaths Across America (NAGVRW) in our joint effort to fulfill WAA's mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. Please click "View" to learn more about me and my effort and to help me cover as many graves on Wreaths Across America day, 12/15/18 at ....