'Snowball Express' Honors Families Of Fallen Heroes

Posted at 6:58 PM, Dec 11, 2016

About 1,800 family members of fallen heroes were sent to Texas on an all-expense-paid vacation, and some of them have called Middle Tennessee home.

Sunday morning, those families checked in for their flight to Dallas-Fort Worth, and they got a big sendoff.

It was all part of a non-profit organization called "Snowball Express."

American Airlines chipped in on most of the travel costs, and the non-profit planned out a trip where these families can make new memories.

It's also about honoring their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“With losing a loved one, there's always that void at Christmas, and we love to call it snowball families because we are. We’re one big family,” said Angie Hahn, of Smyrna.



Those local families have been scheduled to land back in Nashville on Thursday.