Monday, November 15, 2010

Capital Christmas Tree

This year is the first time the Capitol Tree will be coming from Wyoming.
It stopped in Cody yesterday and caused quite the hub bub.

I'm glad I got to be there and see it. I mean it was all closed up in a semi but you could stand in line and look through a window to see it. I know it seems silly to go see a "TREE" but it was different.
Then to know when they show it on TV that it came from our state,
and that I go to be apart of the visit...
Kinda special.

Hey it's a small town!!LOL

Well here is:

U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree 2010 in Washington, DC

This was the one from AZ 2009

A Capitol Christmas Tree has been an American tradition since 1964. The first tree was a live 24-foot Douglas fir planted on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The original Capitol Christmas Tree died after the 1968 tree lighting ceremony due to a severe wind storm and root damage. The tree was removed and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service has provided the trees since 1969. The 2010 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested by Bridger-Teton National Forest in the State of Wyoming. Schoolchildren from Wyoming will make 5,000 ornaments reflecting the theme of Wyoming- Forever West that will be used to decorate the tree.

Quite the turn out.
They pulled down main street which is where that
maroon awning is on the left side of pic.
Then was pulling down where the mass of people are to park overnight.
Pulling in.

There are signatures all over the banner from various locations in WY.

Closer view.

Me & the Kiddo!
"He was asking all day is the tree here yet? Mommy is it time?"

Our fire department and our Stampede security on horseback
lead them into town and they sang the National Anthem.
Pretty spiffy.

I can't wait to see it all lit up in the Capital!

~ Nikki

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