First Lady Ann LePage to Honor Veterans for Armed Forces Day

May 15, 2014

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 15
Contact: Lynn Harvey, Blaine House Director and Executive Assistant to Ann LePage (207) 512-0280

AUGUSTA – First Lady Ann LePage will be joining the Maine Troop Greeters this Saturday, May 17, 2014 for their annual Armed Forces Day Open House beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Bangor International Airport Troop Greeter Room. Mrs. LePage will be the featured speaker; this year, they will specifically honor Korean Conflict Veterans. During the open house, First Lady LePage, along with the Maine Troop Greeters, will stop their official program to welcome a military flight which is expected to arrive at 2:15 p.m.

“I’m so honored to be asked to speak again this year during the Troop Greeter’s open house for Armed Forces Day,” said LePage. “To have the opportunity to honor our Korean conflict veterans, and greet a military flight while in Bangor, is a true privilege. It will be a day to remember.”

The Maine Troop Greeters began greeting troops who arrive at Bangor International Airport in May of 2003. It is their mission to welcome each troop home from war and give those leaving for war a proper send off. Since 2003, the Maine Troop Greeters have been there to meet over 7,130 flights with more than 1,444,968 service members and 359 military dogs.