Don Surber brings us the story of 171 Texas National Guard soldiers, members of the 436th Chemical Company, whose deployment to Afghanistan was delayed until after the holidays, but those soldiers weren’t home, they were at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. The Government told them they could go home for Christmas if they returned by New Year’s.
The problem? Airfare.
In steps Southwest Airlines.
Southwest Airlines today announced it will fly more than 170 Texas Army National Guard soldiers from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Airline president Colleen Barrett says Southwest is happy to be able to grant this Christmas wish for the troops to reunite with their families.
Don says All the best to Colleen Barrett. I second that motion. Thank you Colleen and Southwest Airlines.
Welcome Don Surber Readers!
While you’re here, please have a look around. We have some Christmas Hymns of the Day (I Saw Three Ships, The Holly and The Ivy, O, Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles), Angels We Have Heard On High), Tracking Santa with NORAD, and it’s time once again for 24 hours of a Christmas Story (it’ll be 25 years old next Christmas!).