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Boots on the Ground and under the Christmas Tree

Updated: Dec 10, 2023

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse (or recruit). The stockings were hung by the chimney with care; in hopes that military boots soon would be there. When out in the room there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. The sound of boots made me full with glee, my recruit safely home with boots beneath the tree.


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The tradition of placing boots in the house when a service member comes home is a symbolic gesture that carries deep emotional and cultural significance in many military families. This practice is often seen as a way of honoring and acknowledging the sacrifices and service of the military member.



When a service member returns from deployment, placing their boots in a prominent place in the home serves as a powerful symbol of their safe return and presence. It's a visual reminder that they are back in their personal sanctuary, away from the hardships and dangers of their service. For families, these boots can symbolize the end of a period of worry and separation, and the start of a time of togetherness and healing.




With the holidays quickly approaching, more than 12,000 trainees will depart from Fort Moore's, heading home to reunite with their friends and family. Soldiers have been away from their loved ones for a long period with limited contact, now they’ll get to spend almost three weeks together. Company Commander Eldridge emphasizes the importance of having a holiday break from the rigorous training.

“They get a break from the trainees, the trainees get a break from the drill sergeants,” said Company Commander Eldridge. “They get to go home. They get a rest. They get to eat as much as they want. And they come back here ready to go. So it’s a it’s really it’s a wonderful time of year.”

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MondayDelivery.com wants to thank our Army families for sharing their 'Christmas Boots' photos. We are so happy your recruit could come home for the holidays!



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