Veterans give Christmas gifts to fellow service members in need

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - American Legion Post 159 looked and sounded a little like Santa's workshop this morning, as dozens of veterans wrapped up gifts for their fellow service members in need.

Nearly 150 veterans from 14 different local assist homes received gift bags.

Each bag was filled with pillows, toothbrushes, hand cream, candy and fruit.

"Many folks might not have the wherewith all to get these things, so we just try to make their life just a little bit better for Christmas, and I know they appreciate it," said past Post 159 Commander Gary Banta.

They've delivered gifts every year for decades.