Families of fallen troops treated to holiday fun

FORT WORTH, TX

From Friday through Tuesday, American Airlines and American Eagle will fly more than 1,700 children and surviving spouses into the Dallas-Fort Worth area for events organized annually by Snowball Express. Since 2006, the all-volunteer nonprofit program has provided the fun for the survivors of U.S. service members killed in action since Sept. 11, 2001.

Among this year's events are a tree-lighting ceremony at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, participation in the Dallas Children's Parade, a trip to Six Flags Over Texas and a private concert at Billy Bob's Texas in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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