Today, Dr. Biden -- herself a National Guard mom -- welcomed senior National Guard spouses, National Guard Family Program members, and their children to her office for a National Guard Christmas tree dedication.
The 54 ornaments came from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia. Each state submitted one ornament, some of which were designed by military youth or service members.
The National Guard tree is just one part of this year’s White House holiday décor honoring service men and women, veterans and military families. As visitors enter the White House for holiday tours, they will first see a tree featuring red, white, and blue star-shaped ornaments, to honor Gold Star Families – those whose who have lost a loved one serving in the military. And in the Blue Room, this year’s 18-foot-6-inch official White House Christmas tree features decorations made by children living on bases across the country.
If you would like to share a message of thanks this holiday season, please visit www.joiningforces.gov.
For additional information about holidays at the White House 2013, go to WH.gov/Holidays. Holiday-related content from the White House will be tagged #WHHoliday.
Melanie Kaye serves as the Communications Director to Dr. Jill Biden.