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CORDELE, GA (WALB) – For many of us, the holidays just aren't complete without a beautiful bright Christmas tree. But trees are expensive and many people, including soldiers, don't have the money for one.
But Thanks to the Trees for Troops program, hundreds of military men, women and families all around the world will have one less thing to worry about this holiday season.
Last year some of these soldiers were far from home during the holidays. "Last year I was in Afghanistan and I missed my family for thanksgiving and Christmas," said Sgt. Darrin West, Albany National Guard.
But this year, they're back on U.S. soil, and helping load Christmas Trees for the annual Trees for Troops Program. This morning members of the National guards, and volunteers from southwest Georgia stopped at 'Southern Christmas Tree Farm' in Cordele and picked up 100 Christmas trees.
"This year we are going to give them to the soldiers who cant afford trees and I think we are going to raffle a couple of them off," said West.
The trees are sponsored by various farms, businesses and individuals and they'll go to military families in Albany, Cordele, Americus and Valdosta. "It will mean a lot to the solders because a lot of them have kids who want to see Santa,"said West.
It means a lot to Lacey Jackson too. She owns Southern Christmas Tree Farm and they have been participating in the Trees for Troops program for the last few years. "It is not Christmas without a Christmas tree, at least that's what we believe," she said.
With more than 20,000 trees on their 30 acre farm, Jackson says she's thankful they have been a pick up location for the Trees for Troops program for the past two years."It just puts everyone in a Christmas spirit to come out and get a Christmas tree and go home and decorate it," she said.
She says it's also a great way of telling a soldier thank-you."You know we take our freedom for granted, they are out there fighting putting their lives on the line everyday and this is our way of saying thank you."
Last year, Trees For Troops delivered more than 16,500 trees to military men, women and families all over the world.
This year 16,000 trees are expected to be delivered to Military bases all over the world.