Here’s a nice story for Christmas. Our military families are often overlooked at this special time of year. It’s great that so many of these families got trees!
FOX News reports:
Hundreds of military families ring in holidays with free Christmas trees
A very special delivery for at least 500 families happening at Fort Carson in Colorado Monday.
The Trees for Troops program provides free Christmas trees to armed forces in all branches of the military. The trees are donated by families and community members across the country. The program delivers trees to 65 bases in 17 countries.
“It just means so much to me,” said seven-year-old Lyrik Fisher. “It’s very very special. It’s absolutely gorgeous.”
“To me it’s great,” said Staff Sergeant Nathan Maston with the United States Army. “I grew up as a kid just having an artificial trees and they’re nice but nothing beats having the smell and the feel of a real tree in the home. It makes it feel a little bit more like Christmas.”
“We weren’t even financially able to get a Christmas tree this year, even a fake one, so having this one is perfect,” said Marissa Perales, a military spouse.
What a great story for Christmas!