Holiday tradition: Family members create new customs

Story and photo by Valerie Collins
GUIDON volunteer

The holiday season is a time people generally spend with family. Many military families find themselves having to redefine the word “family” as they are often stationed far from their own.

For some, being on a military post during the holiday is a humbling experience. Some spend time giving back through volunteer work or by opening their homes to service members and their families who would otherwise be alone.

Any military spouse will tell you that the holidays are not the same everywhere.

A group of Fort Leonard Wood military family members recently met with GUIDON staff to share more about their holiday traditions.

Focusing on the children seemed to be a common theme.

Kim Burke, military spouse, said she focuses on her children over Thanksgiving by doing crafts and different activities…     Read More...