Local company gives back to disabled veterans this Christmas

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A local company in the Tennessee Valley is giving back to the community by buying Christmas gifts, dinner, and groceries for disabled veterans.

Raytheon said some of the families include a single mother who was an Iraq War veteran with five children and the family of a disabled Iraq War veteran with seven kids.

Last year, they bought and wrapped over 200 gifts for families and they accept a similar amount this year.

The commander of Disabled American Veterans, Andy Haq explained why giving back is so important. "The overall message I would think about is, bring joy, to everybody. Do not forget, I consider us, the veterans, the forgotten people."

The company plans to buy and wrap gifts ton Thursday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

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