Holiday fun at Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation party for military families

Benjamin Paulin in the December 19, 2015 edition of The Enterprise writes about the Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation’s ninth annual holiday party for Gold Star families and families of active military personnel.

Jeffrey Coombs, married father of three, was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He was a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane hijacked by the terrorists.

His widow, Christie, set up the Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation to honor him.

She said, “It’s our way of being able to say thank you to the military families for their service and for those that have lost somebody for their sacrifice. So many of them signed on in the military because of what happened to Jeff and 3,000 other people (on 9/11). So I can’t help but feel a little responsible for what they’re going through,” Coombs said tearing up. “So this was a way for us, in Jeff’s name, to say thank you and we understand what you’re going through with your loss, whether it’s temporary or permanent.”

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