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Freedom Is a Toll Road

Freedom Is a Toll Road
I am proud member of the Pease Greeters, a group of local citizens who come out at all hours of the day and night to greet soldiers who arrive at Pease Air Terminal, in Portsmouth, NH.

We provide food and drinks, gifts, friendly conversation and support for the troops while their plane is being refueled.

We have a short ceremony where we thank the troops for their service. Today, I ended up in a back row, so I didn't have a great shot of the troops, but it's a great shot of a community coming together to greet and thank these brave soldiers.

One of the things the Veterans like to do at the end of the ceremony is to salute the troops and say, "We, the old warriors, salute YOU, the young warriors. We know that the road to Freedom is a toll road and we want to thank you for paying our toll."

Our Daily Challenge for Wednesday, July 10, 2013 is: FREEDOM

Great choice for this challenge and it shows up well the support that the community gives these guys and girls!
5 years ago.