Friday, April 18, 2014
The Associated Press
BANGOR – Bill Knight, a World War II Navy veteran whose volunteer work greeting soldiers at Bangor International Airport was featured in a documentary has died. He was 91.
Bill Knight of Bangor is shown greeting troops just back from Iraq as they arrive at the Bangor International Airport in 2007. Knight has died at age 91.
2007 Associated Press File Photo/Pat Wellenbach
Gov. Paul LePage said Knight died Wednesday at the Maine Veterans Home. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Knight was a member of the Bangor Troop Greeters, who gather at the airport to welcome soldiers as they return from oversees or to wish them well as they are deployed. He and two other greeters were featured in the 2009 documentary “The Way We Get By.”
LePage said Knight was proof that a simple handshake and saying thank you can inspire a nation.