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HOTH Mission

Operation Holiday Cheer

formerly known as Trees for Troops


Oceanside, New York - 12-03-18

Corrected the address of the Nursery.  11/29  @8:30 p.m.


DHL Cargo Airlines has invited us to participate in their 15th annual Trees for Troops event. The festivities begin at Dees' Nursery in Oceanside at 10:00 a.m. sharp. There will be a ceremony taking place at Dees' followed by a police escort to JFK to the DHL Cargo Building where we will help load one of the tractor trailers full of trees onto the plane. We plan to leave Dees' at 11:00 a.m. and arrive at JFK at 11:45 a.m. There will be a short ceremony at DHL as soon as Santa Claus himself arrives to greet local schoolchildren via DHL Helicopter.

After the trees are loaded we are invited for lunch in the DHL building upstairs. You must have Photo ID with you if you plan on going inside for lunch.

Staging Time:
9:30 a.m.

Dees' Nursery             corrected the address
69 Atlantic Ave
Oceanside, NY 11572

Ride Captain:

Wayne Cohen

Special Instructions:

DHL has teamed up with Dees’ Nursery and the New York community to donate and deliver hundreds of Christmas trees and thousands of holiday letters, menorahs, decorations and gifts to US servicemen and women serving their country abroad through the ‘DHL Operation Holiday Cheer charitable program. The special holiday shipment will receive a send-off celebration on Monday, December 3 from Dees' Nursery and Florist in Oceanside and will be loaded onto an aircraft at the DHL gateway facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport. DHL will deliver the trees and holiday items to US servicemen and women serving their country in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain.
Local community and veterans groups, schools and Nassau County dignitaries will help send off the shipment of holiday cheer – along with a special appearance by Santa bearing DHL gifts and the USO Show Troupe.
A procession of local police departments and Patriot Guard Riders arrive at DHL’s JFK gateway with the shipment of trees, holiday items and thousands of letters for U.S. troops serving in the Middle East. The shipment will be loaded by DHL employees, VFW, military and law enforcement personnel, PGR, and members of the community.

Flags & Water:

Flags will not be provided, please bring your own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted by:
Wayne Cohen - SRC8

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HOTH Assistance Flyer Rev C



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