Helping service members get home for holidays
Salute to Operation Ride Home
- Duration 4:26
- Date Dec 25, 2012
Salute to Operation Ride Home
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Well nothing is better than spending the holidays with your family of course you probably know that you're doing -- this morning.
That marine corporal Donna plunder based in California didn't have money.
To go home to come here to New York for Christmas -- little child to your team here background.
That is until operation ride home gave her and her family the greatest Christmas gift of -- -- -- Back to the Big Apple -- this beautiful family.
-- on her husband sergeant Antonio plunder and their twenty month old son.
A Mari there -- joining us here Merry Christmas to you what a wonderful treat tell me how this all happens.
One day word -- just get a piece of paper across my best and basically.
But like -- fill out and see if you could get a chance to -- -- say free ticket back home.
And -- plan to go home so Nixon not to let out and then.
A daily or two -- get a phone call and the senate effort -- that's wonderful that is paper comes that your sons messing with -- it's got Clayton there is that yours us and I found.
He -- that they love that noise.
You say you haven't been home and how many years loans all for Christmas two years -- since -- so exciting about to be from -- working from home from Sweden.
Right so what -- is what were your thoughts -- -- she calls you called.
-- -- -- -- Collision that -- so oh my -- we have free tickets homestead not supplant him under but it worked for the -- so here right so we're going into the game were you able to get off.
I guess I -- of -- what would go so.
It was a loop all three of you home that gets under -- -- got used to tell me.
Who sponsors this event where the money come from -- -- that she was on at phone call farm George from mom armed forces YMCA.
But it was actually Jack Daniels and yet they that this for us.
I'm very thankful what does this mean to you.
Means a lot I get suspect Christmas for my family says he's on the plane next here.
Annexed the following year and win and I think of the year so we we have families at a for Christmas.
Yeah and you were originally going to be deployed together right yes that's right so what's happening now as he -- first -- -- think -- you'll stay back -- they normally do that when you have a child.
It depends on the -- sound.
Well David -- That are assembling there.
How does that work you're stationed at the same.
Saying -- write -- as long as if your family you know they try to keep us together is not -- it -- yeah right so -- you -- be do you know anything about where your.
Going to be deployed.
-- this believe in April.
And try to get back to -- -- so this is extra special for you this what was it like when you landed here in New York there was houses are full of excitement.
Pollack can wait to spend time with them because his rhetoric that we -- -- over Christmas of her we thank you for the service that you give our country you sacrificed so much.
So when did you land.
It was on the when it almost winning and how long do you stay here.
Citizens winning Saturday.
I what do you have on the books what do you plan option they and tackle ice skating fans you do it in Central Park -- Rockefeller Center I think I wanted to Iraq affect the train -- entries right there what do you want to do.
Whatever -- -- -- -- how funds and then drove them to the failing meet -- at the airport with sun and then they were excited to be very excited.
Yeah then did you celebrate last night and what about Santa can hold them -- yourself and you're so little dressed.
I loved it but what can listen here in this -- I did that.
He is so acute that the grandparents get there they just so excited to see him yes how long has it been since they -- -- all of well it just meant like few months ago is for a couple days because I wanted and yes I didn't and let this thing has -- and what's his personality.
He likes -- very very sensitive person who runs around that they excited and all the way.
All the Washington hey dad.
And they have to lot but those safety locks on all the cabinets he obviously does then -- -- opens -- everything here and everything your all boy.
I -- thank you so much for serving our country Merry Christmas to you -- you deserve this we appreciate all of that you didn't thank you.
Well you can still help other soldiers spend the holidays at -- you can donate to it JED operation ride home dot com that's -- operation ride home dot com.
And it's -- Chris.