BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa -- A group of veterans had a Christmas to remember this year, thanks to some generous Iowans.
The Black Hawk County Commission of Veteran Affairs started a new program this year called "Adopt a Veteran."
Nearly 200 veterans and their families were 'adopted,' and given gifts of blankets, socks, and candy, as a way to say thank you to those who have served our country.
Jennifer Diller, a relative of one of the veterans, calls the program a blessing.
"So many people go without anymore, and it's not that there has to be a lot, but everybody deserves a little something."
The VA says the response to the program was terrific, and they plan to make "Adopt a Veteran" an annual tradition.