Christmas 2011 has not yet come, but Colorado’s Congressional delegation is already excited to announce that the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will hail from the Centennial State.
The tree will come from Colorado’s White River National Forest, and the Forest Service will work over the next year to pick “candidate trees,” according to a news release sent Friday by Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and GOP Rep. Scott Tipton.
Colorado has provided the “People’s Tree” twice previously: in 1990 and in 2000.
This year’s tree is a 65-foot white fir from California’s Stanislaus National Forest.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.