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VFW sends Christmas packages to troops

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- Some east Texans are taking the time to think about our troops overseas by sending them a little bit of home. Its a collection of socks, music, and snacks. Little things to us, but things that the ladies auxiliary of VFW 1183 know mean a lot when mailed to troops overseas.

"Christmas boxes to the troops, oh our veterans are the most important thing in the world if it wasn't for them we wouldn't be able to do anything we do , we wouldn't have freedom we wouldn't have anything, they're the source of our being here today," says Candy Jehu of the 1183 ladies auxiliary.

They collect donations throughout the year , and every November , pack up as many care packages as they can.

"We've got troops overseas right now sacrificing, for the citizens of this country," says post commander William Perkins.

"We'll start as soon as this is finished we'll start for next year," Jehu says.

In the shadow of the legions wall of honor, the group is packing over 100 boxes to be delivered to units serving in Afghanistan, even sending Christmas trees and ornaments.

"Its just a small token that we can do for our troops, we need to support our troops in every way we can. Always be there for them, cause they're there for us," says Perkins.

They do it not only to remember those serving now, but for those in the past, who never came home for the holidays.

"Thank god that we've got young men and women that will stand up for our country, and some of them pay the ultimate price for our freedom," Perkins says.

The packages will be sent out on Monday.

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