ND National Guard members bring holiday cheer to veteransLisbon, ND (WDAY TV) - With Christmas just six days away, North Dakota National Guardsmen are bringing joy to veterans.
With Christmas just six days away, North Dakota National Guardsmen are bringing joy to veterans.
Classic Christmas carols ring throughout the halls of the North Dakota Veterans Home.
Bob Berg – Korean War Vet: "We appreciate that they came out and what they're doing for us."
Dressed in camouflage and Santa hats, about 25 guardsmen sang for about 125 veterans this afternoon.
Sergeant Major Gerald Miller – ND National Guard: "A lot of them have family but they may not be able to get away."
So the soldiers brought holiday cheer to the veterans, not just with music, but with jokes, laughter and gifts.
Bob Berg: "When I saw it I knew what it was."
Korean War Veteran Bob Berg got a brand new Vikings jacket and he couldn't be happier.
Bob Berg: "I've always been a Vikings fan, they Vikings are losing right now, but I'm not gonna lose faith in them. They'll be back."
Gerald Miller: "Joy, happiness for them. I wish we could actually do this on Christmas Day."
Even though it's not Christmas yet, these soldiers still brought smiles and tears of joy to veterans.
Gerald Miller: "They still have so much to provide to society and they want to share it with you."
Bob Berg: "I think people are remembering us."
Remembering the men who fought all those years ago.
In all 135 gifts were given here today, they were all donated by the North Dakota National Guard.