Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tree of Honor




Ellen McVeety, the Deputy Supervisor, of the Town of Babylon, has decorated the Town Hall Christmas Tree a bit differently this year. Instead of traditional Christmas ornaments, their tree is dressed with red, white and blue stars as well as white lights and American Flags. McVeety has asked town residents and employees to supply a photograph of an friend or family member in the service, They can be active or in the reserves. The photos are then attached to the stars and hung on the Tree of Honor.
She just wanted people to remember the men and women serving our country during the holiday season.
One mother wrote to Ellen about how difficult it will be this Christmas without her son Matt there. Hopefully all of us can remember the service people and their families this season.
These are some photos of the tree.

3 comments:

Mrs. E said...

What a wonderful idea! Now that is the spirit of the season!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

a great idea, we just don't see enough patriotism, not cool just now...

S. Etole said...

It's so easy to forget what it is like for those who are absent from the Christmas gatherings.