New Chairman of
the Pease Greeters
Mr. Charles E. Cove
3 River Farm Road
York, Maine 03909
15 July 2010
Dear Fellow Greeters,
As many of you have already learned Ed Johnson, who
has been the Pease Greeter Chair since its inception in 2005, has decided
to step down as Chairman and member of the Pease Board of Directors.
Also since 2005, I have been fortunate enough to serve the Greeters
and our Troops as the co-Chair.
I am now pleased to announce that I have taken on the role as the
Chairman of the Pease Greeters.
I think it is safe for me to say that Ed Johnson will
be greatly missed by the Greeters, but mostly the loss of his presence on
the Board will be felt by me. Ed
Johnson is a highly decorated Korean War Veteran that brought great
insight to our troops, both departing and returning home to American soil,
and he offered tremendous leadership to the Greeters.
He has left me with very large shoes to fill.
Shoes I am proud to walk in. Ed
Johnson exemplified all that an American Veteran should be – always
faithful, always. He has been
there for me and for my family as I know he has been for many other
Greeters. Ed is more
than just a fellow Greeter to me, he is my best friend.
Semper Fidelis, Ed.
It pleases me immensely to take on such a leadership
role. Serving our troops and
leading the Greeters in the Patriotic act of greeting and caring for our
brave men and women is a role I take much pride in and hold dear to my
heart. I served our country
as a member of the United States Army and in the United States Marine
Corps. I am a member of the
Marine Corps League, Knights of Columbus, Disabled American Veterans, and
Veterans of Foreign Wars. I
am proud of my many associations and stand most tall when I state “I AM
A PEASE GREETER”.
Also, the current Pease Board of Directors and I are
reviewing the State of the Greeters and working hard to keep things
running as smoothly as possibly. I
am proud to lead the Greeters and be a member of such a dedicated Board of
Directors. Together we will
accomplish great things for our Troops.
As a Veteran of the Vietnam War, I have sworn to
uphold a promise I made to myself and country many years ago – the
Vietnam War era of treatment to American troops shall NOT be repeated. I thank all of you for helping to keep that promise in
thanking our magnificent men and women one flight at a time.
Charles E. Cove,