Nearly 2,000 Children, Spouses of Fallen Service Members Celebrated on ‘Snowball Express'

Nearly 2,000 children and spouses of fallen military are getting a special all-expenses-paid trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas via Snowball Express Sunday.

It’s the eleventh year the Snowball Express has tried to brighten the holidays, a typically difficult time, for families of 1,800 fallen service members.

"Snowball Express is bringing hope and new happy memories to the children of military heroes who have died while on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001," the nonprofit said in a statement.

The families will head out of LAX and beyond on an all-expenses-paid trip to Texas with air travel covered by American Airlines and many of the flight crews donating their time to participate.

When they arrive, the families will be treated to a walk of gratitude, a tour of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a fun night at Medieval Times, and a private concert Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

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