The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be stopping in Flagstaff Friday morning for residents to sign banners with holiday messages to America.
According to information from the U.S. Forest Service, the tree will stop at the Little America Travel Center on Butler Avenue between 8 and 9 a.m. Residents will get the chance to sign the banners with the tree with holiday messages. Forest Service staff will be on hand to answer questions.
The theme for the 2013 tree is “Sharing Washington’s Good Nature” and highlights the state’s gift to the nation.
The tree is an Engelmann spruce that is 88 feet tall. There are also 65 “companion” trees, and thousands of ornaments and tree skirts -- all donated by Washington residents. The tree will visit dozens of other communities before getting to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 25. After a week of preparation, the tree will be lit.
For more information, visit www.capitolchristmastree.com.