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Trees for Troops distributes Christmas trees

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Trees for Troops distributes Christmas trees

Veterans loaded donated Christmas trees to be sent to troop and military families.

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Trees for Troops distributes Christmas trees

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A big thank you to the local businesses that stepped up to help out.

Today, veterans in cazenovia spent their day loading donated christmas trees to be send to troops and military fili...its apar of the trees for troops program.

Here's news channel 2's caitlin irla.

It is a scarafice many do not understand.

Michael basla -"i did 35 years, 10 nthand 7 days in the airforce."

Holidays have a different meaning when you have served your country.

Michael basla - "when our children was 2,4,6, and 8, i was on a remote uand i actually did two christmases away from home that year," the memory of leaving his wife and kids behind, is why airforce veteran michael basla braved the cold weahter tuesday, loading christmas trees at crtiz farms in cazenovia to be delivered to troops and their loved ones.

"it means a heck of a lot to me.

It's going to light some family's living room up."

Joseph barilla joined basla as they piled about 50 trees into the truck.

All of them were donated by local farms. for barilla, ristmas has not been the same since he came back from vietnam.

Joseph barilla -"now that i'm home theyre the highlight of my lif but over there "over thes almost like another day of the week."

The global campaign trees for troops expects to deliver 240,000 trees to military families at 70 domestic and international military bases.

"we just thank them all and wish them a merry christmas and

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