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It can be hard for our heroes spending Christmas away from their families while serving our country overseas.

That's why a group of companies are teaming up with the DOD for Operation Holiday Cheer, donating 500 Christmas trees and more to our troops.

Joe Di Dominica, co-owner of Dees' Nursery, told "Fox & Friends" the program started twelve years ago when a customer asked if she could send a tree to her son who had just been deployed.

That led to a partnership with shipping company DHL and the DOD which has since transported 8,500 trees to U.S. bases in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.

The tree shipments also come with letters and care packages written and assembled by child volunteers.

Greg Hewitt, the CEO of DHL Express US,  said it's the company's "little way of saying thank you to the men and women who protect and serve the country."

"If we can bring a little bit of home to them at the holiday season it's fantastic," he said.

Watch the video above.


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