Get Back Outdoors and the Pease Greeters MAY 9TH

It would be great if we could have a big VFW showing at this event.  VFW, Ladies and Men’s Auxiliary members are welcome to attend, wear something identifying your VFW affiliation.

Governor Maggie Hassan, US Rep Carol Shea Porter, NH Senator Nancy Stiles, and Colonel Orson Swindle to speak at Pease Greeters/GBO Thank You Event
co-hosted by US Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Kelly Ayotte, and the Kittery Trading Post recognizing National Military Appreciation Month
Governor Maggie Hassan will deliver keynote remarks on May 9th at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in support of a thank you reception for Get Back Outdoors and the Pease Greeters.  May is National Military Appreciation Month.

The event organized by local businesswoman Marga Coulp of Dover, will be held from 6-9pm in a reception format with no charge for admission.  Expenses of the event have been covered by volunteers and donations.

In addition to Governor Hassan’s remarks, National veteran’s advocate, former POW, and Reagan Administration official Marine Colonel Orson Swindle will also be delivering formal remarks recognizing these two great organizations.  Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and NH State Senator Nancy Stiles will also be attending and delivering their thanks to these two veterans groups.

“The Pease Greeters meet every flight ensuring that every active duty soldier knows we love and support them”, stated Coulp, adding “Get Back Outdoors works with our valued veterans to reintroduce them to hunting, fishing and being back in the woods with their friends and fellow veterans.”

Ms. Coulp, owner of Classic Cutters in Portsmouth, began this event as a way to say thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who work with both active duty military and veterans.  “These soldiers, sailors and airmen give so much, the least we can do is say Thank you.”  The public is welcome to attend at no charge.

In addition to the cocktail party, a silent auction will be held with special attention given to two US flags flown over the US Capitol by Shaheen and Ayotte in honor of the Pease Greeters and Get Back Outdoors as two of the items available for bid.

RSVP’s are appreciated by calling Marga Coulp at 603.235.0550 or


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