Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snowball Express Bring Joy To Families of Fallen Solders

The snowball express flew 1,430 families of fallen servicemen from the Iraq war to Disneyland in California to bring some Christmas joy at a hard time. The snowball express is a non-profit organization sponsored by American Airlines, Hilton hotels, Disney, Universal Studios and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW which provides the service free of charge to families.

When American Airlines asked for volunteers, some 500 pilots raised their hands to fly six planes in hopscotch routes to California Tuesday and back Saturday. Pilot Stephen Szuminski of Saline, who typically flies stints to Europe from Chicago, said he planned to chat with passengers until taking over the controls between Phoenix and Los Angeles.

It's a fantastic service to honor those and help the families of servicemen and women who gave their life for our country.

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