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Elizabeth Jones
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Although the Christmas season is meant for spending time with family members, many military families remain separated from their loved ones during the holidays.

For Ron and Marcia Brower, sharing the holiday season with their service member son, Kyle, means sending a care package of candy bars, Oreos and various toiletries overseas, according to The Southampton Press.

"It's the first time since he was born that we won't spend Christmas and Thanksgiving together," Brower told the news source.

The Browers are not alone. Florida resident Andrea Kemp told The Seminole Chronicle that her Christmas wish this year is a phone call with her son, Phillip Elliott, who is currently stationed in Afghanistan.

"It just feels like a part of our family is missing," Kemp expressed to the news outlet.

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