Camp Pendleton families enjoy Christmas in June
Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 5:31:26 PM
Military members miss many family events and milestones when they are deployed, but missing major holidays like Christmas can be most painful. In an effort to include loved ones who were deployed around the December holiday in festivities, about 650 families from Camp Pendleton
came together recently for the sixth annual Christmas You Missed event, 10News San Diego reports.
The three-hour event at the San Diego Armed Services YMCA may have taken place in the heat of June, but it had all the right details to make it feel like the beloved holiday. Organizers of the event included Christmas trees, fake snow, crafts, cookie decorating and other holiday pasttimes to recreate the holiday season for military families.
It was perfect timing for the 3,800 sailors and Marines who returned to the base recently from a seven-month deployment, the news outlet reports. They are part of Camp Pendleton's 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the amphibious ready group.
The Christmas You Missed event also recognized babies born during the holiday season and featured a special holiday breakfast for families.
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