'Twas the night before Christmas, and Nick couldn't believeAll the letters and cards he'd just lately received. Looking closely, he saw the majority cameFrom children whose writings seemed almost the same. The gifts that they wanted were not for themselves-Would Nick find their folks,with some help from his elves? "Our parents are part ofU.S. military forces.Just help them be happy,"cried thousands of voices. "Protecting their country,they feel very proud,But we miss them so much that we're under a cloud!" Well, Santa's kind heart was quite touched by their words."If I fail to do something, 'twould be quite absurd." He began making plans (something special this year),Kissed his dear wife goodbye, and then left with his deer.Carabine, Sue is the author of 'Night Before Christmas in the Military' with ISBN 9781586852740 and ISBN 1586852744.