Today we have featured the wedding of two filmmakers who made it their business to bring to life the journey of three senior citizens who serve as the official Troop Greeters of Maine’s Bangor International Airport. After hearing the incredible story about the film and the time, money and energy that was pored into its making, a group of Maine wedding professionals decided to gift this generous couple a wedding as their own way of thanking them for bringing such an important and touching story to the world.

Here is a quick look at the Brunch Farewell that the wedding vendors designed just for this lovely couple…

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Thank you so much to the following vendors for sharing this incredible adventure here with us today. Real Weddings Maine Director, Jessika Brooks / Venue by Retreat at French’s Point / Event Design by Flora Fauna Designs and coordination by The Sweetest Thing Weddings / Photography by David Murray Weddings / Stacey Kane / Michelle Turner / Audra Photography / Catering by Silver Tureen / Tent by Sperry Tent / Cake by Let Them Eat Cake / Henna by Genevieve Levin of Blackbird Studios

And for those of you that missed it, here is a clip of the film that will air tonight on PBS…

A little snippet from Real Weddings Maine, the organization behind this wedding…

Bangor International Airport in Maine is a very common refueling point for flights coming and going to the Middle East. Therefore, a vast majority of service people headed to or fro pass through BIA. This group of Troop Greeters organized during Dessert Storm to ensure that no troop coming or going from war felt forgotten and to be sure they would feel appreciated for their sacrifices and service. The Troop Greeters are veterans, spouses of veterans, current servicemen and women, and supportive community members from all walks of life and all ages. The film documents the story of the Troop Greeters today, the lives of the three subjects, and all of the issues these three are coping with in their personal (now public) lives such as the emotional anguish of sending loved-ones off to war, loss, aging, physical pain, financial distress, and loneliness. It is also a movie about patriotism, love, and hope in a time when these things are needed most in this country.

Click here for the official The Way We Get By website.

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