Jun 11, 2011 8:15 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

A circus treat for military families

The Greatest Show on Earth® is in town and one group got to see it for free on Saturday.

Thousands of tickets were given away to military families for the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus, which runs through Sunday, June 12, 2011.

El Pomar Foundation teamed up with several community organizations to buy out all the tickets for the 11 a.m. performance at the World Arena in Colorado Springs.

Thousands of families flooded into the arena for the extraordinary event.

Without this generous act, many families would not have had the opportunity to attend.

"This just means that, you know, we have an opportunity to give our families an extra special event that, you know, possibly some of the families would have not been able to afford," say military wife and mom Jessica Knicely.

This is the fifth consecutive year for military family appreciation day at the circus.


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