Posted by Scott Saxton email
WALLACE, NC (WECT) - Military families showed up early and with little knowledge of why they were asked to stand outside Wal-Mart in Wallace on Christmas Eve. They soon learned they were getting a last minute Christmas gift from Wal-Mart and the Today Show -- $1000 gift cards from the company.
The Today Show set up three locations across the country for the surprise, which played out live on WECT Thursday morning. Military families gathered in Mustang, Oklahoma and Dayton, Ohio as well as Wallace to learn about the surprise.
Immediately after the announcement, Wal-Mart opened its doors to the families in order to spend the money. WECT has a crew at Wal-Mart and will share the experience with you later on WECT.com and our evening newscasts.