Tomorrow’s veterans bring holiday spirit to communities across the globe.
San Diego, Cal., (Dec. 19, 2014) The guided-missile destroyers USS Kidd, left, and USS Wayne E. Meyer display their lights during Naval Base San Diego’s third annual Holiday Lights Open House. During the event, the public was invited to drive through and observe the decorated ships along the base’s waterfront. U.S. (Photo by Seaman Amanda Chavez)
Volunteers, young and old, have remembered our deployed troops.
ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 16, 2014) Holiday greetings from schools in Virginia decorate the mess deck aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria. (Photo: Anthony R. Martinez.)
BAGDAD, Iraq, (Dec. 21, 2014) Priya Butler USO Southwest Asia, hands a set of headphones to a soldier who won a raffle during a Christmas celebration. 7000 presents had been gathered for soldiers serving in Iraq.
Veterans home residents are not forgotten.
Barboursville, West Virginia, (Dec. 9, 2014) Christmas Party for the West Virginia Veterans Home.
Christmas visits from our grandchildren came earlier this week for us. Our packages have been distributed, a special meal served, decorations are up, and I can kick back, relax and offer good wishes to all.