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Fort Stewart lights Christmas tree

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FORT STEWART (WTOC) -

Soldiers and their families gathered at Fort Stewart Thursday night to celebrate the holidays with a flip of a switch.

Fort Stewart started the Christmas season off right their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Al Maluster, the wife of one soldier, explained coming to events like this makes the holidays a little easier, despite the fact they are away from family.

"It makes it feel a little bit like home," she said. "You know you get close bonds with friends when you can't be with your own family, so coming to stuff like this, it make it worth wile."

In addition to the tree lighting ceremony, families enjoyed Christmas music by a live band and the children got the chance to see Santa Claus..

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