Military Families: Celebrating the Holidays When a Soldier Is Deployed

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Victoria Lousalot on Dec 14, 2007 at 6:42PM

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"Unfortunately, deployment is impacting our holiday. [My husband] is deployed for the second time in four years. To tell the truth, there is nothing that could cheer him up more than getting to come home. We sent a small tree and ornaments, but gifts are just not the same without your family. We tried to be creative, and send tokens of love, but let's face it—it just plain stinks. It makes you appreciate those times you are together all the more, not just the holidays, but every day."—aubkysm

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