Gold Star parents welcome 48 Navy recruits for Christmas Day
, 2023-01-01 07:01:39,
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Forty-eight recruits from Naval Station Great Lakes were greeted with smiles, hugs and a parade line of flags Christmas Day at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights.
Gold Star parents Bob and Linda Stack facilitated the gathering for the 10th year.
The Navy recruits received a full day of food, fun, support, entertainment and phones to call home while at the Arlington Heights school.
Naval Station Great Lakes is the basic training site for all Navy sailors from across the nation. Recruits are usually 18- to 20-year-old men and women who are “sequestered” for eight weeks while they receive their training. This is often the first Christmas that many of these young recruits will spend away from home and family.
The tradition of hosting them was started by Bob Stack, a teacher at Christian Liberty, and his wife in honor of their son James Bray Stack, a lance corporal in the Marines, who was killed Nov. 10, 2010, in Afghanistan.
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