DENVER (CBS4)– Families of deployed Colorado National Guard members enjoyed a Christmas celebration on Monday. They gathered at the Governor’s Mansion.

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There was music, holiday decorations and craft time for the children.

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The annual party brings National Guard families together while their loved ones are away defending our country.

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“This is so amazing just to have an opportunity to just spend time with our kids, to have an opportunity to be thanked for our sacrifices. I think that it’s amazing that they do something like this for our families,” said Army National Guard member spouse Alicia Romero.

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There are 75 deployed Colorado National Guard members in the Middle East.

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