Florida mom shares Thanksgiving dinner with 15 Marines

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– It’s a time for family, but for some Marines serving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, going home for the holidays isn’t an option.

So Heidi and Terrence Barfield opened their home on Thanksgiving to 15 Marines.

“These young men and women have written a blank check to the United States of America for up to and including their life,” Heidi Barfield told WFTV. “If it came to, could we peel an extra potato or a 40-pound turkey? You bet.”

The group took a bus, donated by a local church, to the house. Businesses also donated gift cards and even the turkey.

Many of the Marines serve alongside Barfield’s son, Pfc. Justin Hanes.

“My house is your house, so I just made sure everyone knew they had somewhere to stay,” Hanes said.