Friday, 20 December 2013 08:27
Today is one of the busiest days of the year at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Operation Block Leave, will send thousands of troops from Fort Leonard Wood through the airport today as they head home for the holidays. And they'll pass through the James S. McDonnell USO along the way.
This year, as in every year, the USO and area businesses have teamed up to throw them a big party.
Former Marine and Iran Embassy hostage, Rocky Sickmann was there, representing one of the sponsor, Anheuser-Busch.
Sickmann told Fox 2 News that the sacrifices our military personnel make for the sake of our freedom shouldn't be forgotten, especially at the holidays. "This USO here, is a small way for us to say thank you, as they go back home to enjoy their holiday season," Sickmann said.
The soldiers arrived at the airport to find food, music and other comforts as they wait for their planes home.
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