Monday, December 19, 2011
According to thenationaltree.org, the National Tree, or as it is sometimes called, the White House Tree, was first lit in 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse to light a 48-foot fir tree decorated with 2,500 electric bulbs in red, white and green, as a local choir and a “quartet” from the U.S. Marine Band performed. 89 years later, this American holiday tradition continues to bring citizens together to share in a message of hope and peace.
My apologies for posting so late the last few days - Santa brought me an early present in the form of a icky cold. Apparently I was naughty this year. But on the plus side I should be over by Christmas Eve, which will be nice.