POSTED: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 12:54am
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 5:54pm
EL PASO- A local family welcomes a Fort Bliss family to share a Christmas meal as part of the Adopt-A-Soldier program.
The two families had never met before but that didn't keep them from enjoying each other's company. The McFall Family invited the Garcia family over for Christmas dinner because they say they want to show how thankful they are for the men and women who work to protect our country.
The Garcia family moved to El Paso back in April from Georgia, where they had spent the last 10 years. Jonathan Garcia is stationed at Fort Bliss. "It's very nice you know, since I've been in the military probably one of the nicest things I've ever had you know."
The McFall family feels it's important to welcome the military families into their home. "We like to do this, we don't want families who are new here to be alone, we don't want soldiers who have families here to be alone. It's my family's intention and desire to make other people have a nice day at least on Christmas," said Harry McFall. He knows what it's like to be stationed far away from home. "Because when I was in the service, I retired as a First Sergeant, one of my goals was to never let my soldiers be by themselves on Christmas."
The Garcia Family is still transitioning into their new life in El Paso. One thing is for sure, the McFall family has made this holiday special, especially for the children. Six year old Michael Garcia, say this Christmas was special because "I like new friends."