The Capitol Christmas Tree has finally arrived at the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building after traveling 3,566 miles from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana.
The tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree, or “The People’s Tree,” began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack (D-MA) placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. In 1970, the Capitol Architect asked the U.S. Forest Service to provide a Christmas tree. Since then, a different national forest has been chosen each year to provide “The People’s Tree.”
The Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on December 6th at 5pm.
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