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Hilton head South Carolina is a lovely spot those sandy white beaches are a long way from the battlefields of Afghanistan -- that dusty streets of Baghdad but this beach resort.
Has become a very popular retreat for service men and women returning from duty and they need a nice peaceful place to reconnect with their families.
Elizabeth -- -- -- from Atlanta Elizabeth we'd all like to go but they especially deserved to tell us about it.
They they do and it's not -- any of these servicemen and women at -- all they -- program called operation rest and relax operation are not.
It's tied with one -- back in 2008 innings grant at Anthony FB ID approaches like he wanted to donated beachfront Condo for one week from military family.
-- two years later the idea has snowballed into -- nonprofit.
And needs just one year they hosted more than 700 military families.
For a week free vacation rich said he never thought that it would snowball like that take a listen.
They actually can't understand why we do this because they say what we're just doing our jobs as military people and obviously we tell them.
We only are limited in certain ways that we can thank.
This military families for what they do for us and it's Hilton has way of saying thanks and it's our way of saying thanks.
The family stay between four and seven I think even booklet when Merrill that when they arrive and then -- -- with a greater family.
And they can stay and eat at more than sixty restaurant and 35 restaurant.
On the resorts Jamie I love the -- up your time -- you're not gonna use that there's nobody better than our troops what are the family saying they must just be overjoyed.
That's so grateful they -- want hardest thing.
When you get back from deployment is re connecting with your family -- they have their wives their husbands their and their kids.
There's no pressure they don't have to worry about paying for dinner expensive hotel.
They say it's a really great time to just rest and relax with your family here's what one family told us.
They had a couple places.
They are like tell -- thank you.
My service you know I'm mask I'm Don thank you for their surface.
Speaking of service though Westin resort they're just donated a hundred more -- -- grant at -- So he says he hopes someday that this goes national.
Jamie I hope so it's a great idea one person can make such a difference thanks so much Elizabeth.
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