Injured veterans and their families spent their Christmas surrounded by ice sculptures and enjoying hot chocolate in North Pole, Alaska. The event was part of the Wounded Warrior Project.
The day at the North Pole gave the veterans the chance to gather together to spend time with each other as well as spend time with their families on a special day. The veterans watched artists carve the blocks of ice into Santa sculptures. Children played on ice slides, and were pulled around in sleds to see the sculptures.
The wounded warrior project. Has 20 free events every year for veterans. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida the programs are developed based on feedback from the veterans. About 80 cents from each dollar donated to the organization goes directly to pay for activities or in some way provide support for veterans.