With all the talk of potentially sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, the recent attack at Fort Hood and the ongoing conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan, it's safe to say military members need a little encouragement. For that they have Veterans Day and PBS is specifically celebrating troops tonight with the release of their latest documentary, The Way We Get By.
Directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, the film follows a volunteer group that has greeted each and every troop flight at Maine's Bangor International Airport since 2003. Though it's not on the current troops exactly, these elderly veterans know what returning troops need most: a friendly smile and a look of understanding.
At the very least, this should be a film not focused on politics or the pain of war, but the beginnings of healing; and that alone should make this a documentary worth watching.
Head to PBS for more details and showtimes.