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12/10/04

Christmas Tree Lighting at Hunter

It's a bittersweet holiday season at Hunter Army Airfield since most of the soldiers start deploying next month, and will likely be away from home for at least a year.

So last night, they made holiday memories to last, lighting the base Christmas tree at garrison headquarters. Families sang carols and soldiers flipped the switch to light the night.

Spec. Elby Hairston helped trim the tree. "It's very exciting, you know. It's very exciting to see everybody come out with 100 percent support and to be the one who was picked to put the ornaments on the tree. It's very exciting to me. It's the best time of the year, the holidays."

Even Santa stopped by for a visit. Taking time to pose for pictures with the kids.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com

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