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Society of Military Widows brings cheer to families of fallen soldiers

Posted at 8:24 AM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 11:35:50-05
On Sunday, the Society of Military Widows, along with Santa and several biker volunteers, held an event to help support military families who lost their loved ones.
Barbette Kellner, a mother of two, lost her husband Commander Kevin Kellner of the US.Navy around Thanksgiving time.
“It's almost the two year anniversary since he died, ” Kellner said.
During the holidays, emotions are especially raw.
"It’s about finding the new normal; that's what we call it… the new normal.”
Kellner said her 8-year-old son often says, “He wants to visit daddy in heaven. Where I told him he was. And he doesn't understand; he can't come back down after her goes back up.”
For young kids, it's especially difficult to comprehend the loss of a parent, so events like this help, support the kids who enjoy coming.
“If it weren’t for organizations like this, I don’t think we would have made it,” Kellner said.