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Snowball Express Flies Families Of Fallen Military To Texas

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Thursday morning, dozens of local military families who have lost a loved one to service headed out to Texas.

The Snowball Express Project flies more than 1,800 children and spouses of fallen U.S. military members to Dallas for a few days of holiday cheer.

American Airlines donated the planes and fuel for family members to meet in Dallas for a fun filled few days.

Snowball Express is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring hope, joy and new memories to the children who have lost a parent on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001.

The plane left from Nashville International Airport at 7 a.m. Wednesday, but not before the families enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus, Shiners' clowns, and soldiers from Ft. Campbell. There was also a performance by country music duo Love & Theft.

When they arrive in Dallas they will be escorted by Texas members of the Patriot Guard Riders.

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