The Way We Get by

The Way We Get by

Sometimes All It Takes Is A Handshake to Change A Life

DVD - 2009
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Three retired World War II veterans greet and send off troops heading to and from Iraq.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Way We Get By, Inc., c2009
Edition: Special awards ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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mindybuck
Jan 28, 2016

The Best Movie Ever!!! What a sweet story, a real gem. Loved.

JCLHannahJaneC Oct 31, 2014

The Way We Get By peeks into the selfless lives of three troop greeters, Jerry, Joan and Bill who volunteer their time, love and humor at all hours of the day and night greeting returning troops at the Bangor, Maine airport. Each greeter has their reasons for being on call 24 hours a day and the reasons are stunning and inspirational. By the end of this movie I felt like all three of these greeters were part of my family. As each of the greeters struggled with age-related problems, I felt helpless when they felt helpless and hopeful when they felt hopeful. Even when their problems were all-consuming they still got in their cars and went to the airport. Even though they weren’t sure they understood the war or even condoned it, they only cared that the soldiers were warmly welcomed home. Only a hospitalization kept a greeter from getting to the airport. At times the soldiers would tell the greeters that they were heroes too, and the greeters simply shrugged the words away and continued shaking hands. They greeted over 900,000 troops and in doing so, lifted thousands of hearts and showed the world that three elderly members of society are just as indispensable as those who protect it.

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