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A nice surprise for the Veterans Home of California

Published On: Dec 20 2013 07:46:44 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 20 2013 07:46:55 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

The Veterans Home of California in Redding had a surprise visit today from the Patriot Guard Riders.

This is the first Christmas at the veterans home, and the Patriot Guard Riders said they wanted to make it special for the veterans that live there.

The Patrioit Guard Riders arrived with gifts along with Santa Claus. They also thanked their veterans for their service.

Marvin Byrd, an Army veteran said he is thankful for them.

"They mean something to me, kinda like a family I don't have anymore," said Byrd.

The Patriot Guard Riders said they are thinking of making this a new tradition.