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Celebrate families of fallen service members during Snowball Express

Posted Dec. 1, 2016

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Head to the Fort Worth Stockyards on Dec. 12 to cheer the Snowball Express families and join in the celebration to welcome them to our city.

Join Mayor Betsy Price, entertainer David Hira and many others as Fort Worth cheers these families who have sacrificed so much. Events begin at 10 a.m. along East Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards.

Snowball Express is a nonprofit organization that honors and supports military children who have lost a parent in Iraq or Afghanistan. Since 9/11, more than 8,000 children have lost a father or mother serving our country. This year Fort Worth is hosting more than 1,700 children for Snowball Express.

While the guests are in Fort Worth, they will participate in the Walk of Gratitude. Families will walk down Exchange Avenue in honor of the fallen, each carrying a white balloon with a special message to their lost loved one. Once they get to the end of the street, they will release the balloon.

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