Despite government shutdown, NORAD will track Santa


Kids waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve don’t have to worry about a government shutdown spoiling their fun.

North American Aerospace Defense Command posted assurances on its Twitter page Friday.

For the last 63 years, NORAD has tracked Santa through the night as he delivers gifts to boys and girls around the world.

The organization’s tweet said that despite the government shutdown, it will continue that tradition.

That’s because NORAD explains the military personnel who work on the Santa tracker are volunteers.

According to the group, there are “approximately 1,500 volunteers who make the program possible each and every year.”

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