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National Christmas Tree’s rich History

 

US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – The first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. was on December 24th, 1913. The Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred on the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
(NPS PHOTO)

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Marsha Blackburn: This Week From Washington – July 8th, 2018

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – This week, Americans from all walks of life gathered across the nation to celebrate our country and its Independence. Just 242 years ago, patriots throughout America’s thirteen original colonies convened at the Second Continental Congress and declared our country’s independence from Great Britain.

This unprecedented acknowledgment of our God-given rights through the Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for the great nation we inhabit today; one that guarantees one’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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The National Christmas Tree’s deep History

 

US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – December 24th, 1913 was the first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. On the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve, the Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
(NPS PHOTO)

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History of the National Christmas Tree

 

US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – The first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C was December 24th, 1913. The Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred on the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
(NPS PHOTO)

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National Christmas Tree History

 

The US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – December 24th, 1913 saw the first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. The Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred on the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
(NPS PHOTO)

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Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs honors World War II Sailor after 70 years of waiting

 

First Class Petty Officer James L. Horton receives recognition in Gallatin

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder presented several medals linked to First Class Petty Officer James L. Horton’s World War II service during a ceremony today.

The event was hosted by Morningside of Gallatin to honor Horton who waited 70 years to receive the medals and recognition for his service onboard the USS Denver in 1943 and 1944.

First Class Petty Officer James L. Horton

First Class Petty Officer James L. Horton

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History of the National Christmas Trees

 

The US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – December 24th, 1913 saw the first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. The Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred on the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
(NPS PHOTO)

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Nashville Sounds announce National Anthem Auditions

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Can you sing?  Want to sing the National Anthem at a Nashville Sounds baseball game?  Then this is your opportunity.

The Nashville Sounds will hold tryouts for national anthem singers on Saturday, March 16th from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Greer Stadium in Nashville. All individuals and groups who are interested in singing “The Star Spangled Banner” prior to a 2013 home game must audition on this date, including all parties who have sung prior to a game in previous years.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recognizes five Veteran State Employees

 

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department today to recognize five veteran state employees and half a million Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.  The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

Sergeant Frank C. Bell, Jr., began his military career in the United States Army in December 1952.  He is currently a member of the administrative staff of the Division of State Audit and is recognized for his military service to our country and impressive 47-year career with the State of Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

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