Greeters Welcome Troops With Heartfelt Thanks

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More than 900,000 troops have passed through Bangor, Maine since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003 — and the "troop greeters" have been there to offer a handshake, kind words, and cookies to each and every one. Director Aron Gaudet discusses The Way We Get By, his new documentary about the retired men and women who turn out day and night to show their respect for troops going to and from war.



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