Trees for Heroes
As an expression of appreciation for military and their families during the holidays, USO volunteers provide military families with an afternoon of festive music, crafts, lunch, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorations, gift cards to area stores for more trimmings, and a pre-cut holiday tree. According to Military K-12 Partners, the average military family moves about every three years. Due to the high number of moves and limited space, many military families do not have the ability to keep an artificial tree and/or holiday decorations. With a tree and decorations of their own, military families can celebrate the holidays with an added specialness, and we can further boost morale and strengthen their family relationship and resiliency.