‘We’re so blessed’: San Antonio community supports those who serve on Thanksgiving Day

By: Avery Everett | • PUBLISHED: November 23rd, 2023

Andrew Garcia hasn’t seen his family in more than six weeks.

“It’s been tough,” Garcia said. “This is the first time I’ve been this far away from my family.”

As a U.S. Air Force trainee, Garcia moved from Nevada to Texas for basic training. Six weeks in, he’s celebrating his first holiday without family.

“It’s been a difficult year for me,” Garcia said.