$1.00 from every ticket purchased for the July 21 concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion will go towards creation of the Maine Troop Greeters Museum “Dedicated to Those Who Served”
Bangor, Maine – June 14, 2016 – On Thursday, July 21 $1.00 from every ticket purchased for the Toby Keith concert taking place at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on the Bangor Waterfront will go towards the fundraising campaign to build the Maine Troop Greeters Museum “Dedicated To Those Who Served” to be located at Bangor International Airport. The mission of the Maine Troop Greeters is to express the Nation’s 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 as possible. Additionally, the Maine Troop Greeters Museum will preserve the thousands of items of memorabilia resulting from the greeting experiences shared by the Troops and Greeters and create a place of healing and remembrance for all who visit.
Since 2003, the Maine Troop Greeters have welcomed over 1.5 million Troops either going overseas or returning from duty at Bangor International Airport. These greetings have resulted in a collection of memorabilia consisting of over 5,000 challenge coins, 1,000+ patches, 500+ dog tags, flags, banners and many letters of gratitude. The museum will ensure that these items are displayed and preserved for all to appreciate.
According to museum campaign Co-Chair Gil Cory the support and generosity of Toby Keith and those attending the concert will be a big boost to the museum fundraising effort.
“We are so appreciative to have the support of Toby Keith and those attending the concert on July 21st. The museum and the fundraising campaign to build it are a big project for the troop greeters and the generosity of the community supporting our troops far and wide is critical to the success of the project. We can’t say thank you enough for everyone’s support,” said Cory.
The Maine Troop Greeters are a non-profit, volunteer group of veterans and friends, men and women, supporting our troops who arrive at Bangor International Airport. For more information about the Maine Troop Greeters visit themainetroopgreeters.org.