Socks bring Christmas magic to veterans

Published: 20th December 2010

Socks bring Christmas magic to veterans
Christmas has come early for many military veterans in America thanks to an annual charity event which makes sure they are not forgotten at this time of year.

A team of magic elves visited seven nursing homes in Montana, delivering socks full of Christmas goodies to veterans, providing the only interaction some older people will experience.

This is the third annual Santa Socks Deliveries, which is hosted by the United Veterans Council, with the elves coming from the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries.

Head elf Susan Reneau or 'Santa Baby' spoke to KPAX news about the good the service does.

"It's such a simple thing. All we do is hand them a sock and give them a kiss and I thought it was hilarious that one of my veterans refused to have Santa Claus kiss him but he wanted me to kiss him," she said.

This comes after festive decorators adorned a tree in South Devon with socks this year to highlight the cause of charity Only Dads.

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