Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but unfortunately, not for everyone. For the families of our beloved soldiers, the holiday season is often bittersweet, as their loved ones are stationed far away from home.
The heartwarming stories we received through our Celebrating Those Who Serve campaign give us a glimpse of Christmases past for wives, parents, siblings, and children of men and women in service. These families think of their relatives in some distant country and look forward to a happy homecoming. There are those who celebrate the special occasion not in December, but at any time of the year when their brave soldiers are back in their arms.
We thank these families for their thoughtful responses – read some of them below.