Salvation Army thanks service members and their families

The Salvation Army provided a day of fun, relaxation and family-time for the men, women and their families who dedicate their lives to serving in the armed forces.

The Salvation Army of Genesee County hosted a military appreciation day at the Echo Grove Camp in Leonard.

They invited members of the military to have a relaxing, fun-filled afternoon with their families as a small thank you.

Organizers say families also sacrifice when a loved one serves.

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"From a veterans stand point, I'm glad this is being done from a service standpoint its something we believe we need to reach out and thank people who have given us so much," said Major Jimmy Wilson, Salvation Army of Genesee County.

Nearly 250 people attended the military appreciation day.