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Community Comes Together, Raises Money To Give Every Military Family A Christmas Tree

Christmas came a little early for about 500 families at Fort Carson in Colorado this week, as they each received a special delivery. As Fox News reports, the families all received a Christmas tree - completely free of charge.

The gift came from the Trees for Troops program, which collects trees donated by families and community members across the country. The trees are delivered to 65 bases in 17 countries, and they even come with a special handwritten note which expresses a little appreciation for their service to the country.

“To me it’s great. 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,” said Staff Sergeant Nathan Maston with the United States Army.

Specialist Jake Fisher, also with the US Army, concurred.

“We know there’s always support somewhere and it’s just very meaningful and it helps knowing that your kids won’t go without a Christmas tree or Christmas spirit,” he said.

Source: Fox News
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