Lighting of Oregon-grown U.S. Capitol tree postponed to honor Natl. Day of Mourning
The lighting ceremony for the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was pushed back until Thursday to honor the National Day of Mourning for Former President George H.W. Bush.
The ceremony was initially slated to take place Wednesday.
The 80-foot noble fir is from Oregon’s Willamette National Forest near Sweet Home. It's the first noble fir ever to grace the West Lawn for the holiday season.
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We will be streaming the ceremony live at 2 p.m. Thursday both online and on our Facebook page.