Fort Leonard Wood typically stands down for two weeks over the holidays, but each year there are several hundred service members and trainees who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to go home.
This year, Springfield community leaders have taken the initiative to sponsor special activities in our community at no cost for these servicemembers, but we need your help to cover travel costs and other expenses to bring these servicemembers to Springfield — to their “home for the holidays!”
United Way of the Ozarks is collecting donations through CauseMomentum to help give these servicemembers an unforgettable holiday.
Mayor Ken McClure plans to proclaim Springfield, Mo., as a “Home for the Holiday” for these service members and trainees on Dec. 23, 2019.
The City of Springfield has partnered with Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, Corwin Automotive Group, Andy B's, and other partners to make this a day these soldiers will never forget.
The day will begin with a Welcome Home Rally at a location to be disclosed at a later date and end with a “Taste of Springfield” dinner and “Home for the Holiday” Musical Show.