Park Service releases more photos of Palmyra-raised National Christmas Tree

3 min read796 views and 168 shares Posted December 18, 2019

The National Park Service released some great photos of the National Christmas Tree and we wanted to share them with our readers.

Installed on the Ellipse in late October, the tree was lit at a Dec. 5 ceremony attended by the Palmyra family who donated it. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended as well, with the First Lady carrying out the ceremonial act of “lighting” the tree.

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News broke in October that the 30′ Colorado blue spruce had been found in Palmyra. LebTown got the story of how a Virginia tree company employee had spotted the perfect specimen while on a summer visit to Hersheypark.

The tree company employee knew the National Park Service was on the hunt for a new tree, so he rang the doorbell and met owners Lin Ly and Kimleang Sour, originally from Cambodia but now U.S. citizens.

As we said at the time, “It’s a very American story.” LebTown is proud to be sharing this great tale with you. Enjoy the rest of the National Park Service photos below.

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The star on top of the National Christmas Tree. (National Park Service)
Two people add decorations to the National Christmas Tree in a cherry picker. (National Park Service)
People add stars as decoration to the National Christmas Tree. (National Park Service)
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Decoration of the National Christmas Tree. (National Park Service)
Park Ranger stands in view of Washington Monument before National Christmas Tree Lighting. (National Park Service)
Crowd during National Christmas Tree Lighting. (National Park Service)
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Park Ranger stands in front of the lit National Christmas Tree. (National Park Service)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave to the crowd at the 2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting. (National Park Service)
R. David Vela, Deputy Director National Park Service addresses crowd in front of the lit National Christmas Tree. (National Park Service)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump address the crowd at the National Christmas Tree Lighting. (National Park Service)
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All the performers join Santa on stage for a final song at the National Christmas Tree Lighting. (National Park Service)
The lit National Christmas Tree and White House surrounded by the state and territory trees. (National Park Service)

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