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Ravell Call, Deseret News
Jonah Larsen, front and Mark Jeanes dress as soldiers as they volunteer to prepare gifts for hospitalized veterans at the Veterans Administration in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — Volunteers served as elves to make gifts for hospitalized veterans Tuesday at the Veterans Administration. The volunteers assembled gift packages that included cards from the community, a ceramic mug, an American Flag and a lap blanket.