DENVER (CBS4)– Service men and women, along with their families, were treated to a special holiday reception on Wednesday.
Santa even stopped by the Colorado’s Home Holiday Reception at the Boettcher Mansion for deployed military members and their families.
Children got the chance to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what was on their wish list.
PHOTO GALLERY: Colorado’s Home Holiday Reception
Hundreds of National Guard members from around Colorado were deployed around the world this past year.
“So, recognizing the families that sacrificed for these members and bringing in their families for this holiday season is actually a tribute to them and the sacrifice they made,” said US Air Force Adjutant General, Major General Mike Loh.
The families honored on Wednesday are from across Colorado.