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Christmas Trees Are Given To NC Service Members

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit organization is bringing live Christmas trees to some Marines at the New River Air Station.

Marine Corps spokeswoman 1st Lt. Sarah Burns says Thursday’s scheduled delivery is being made on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m.

The trees range in size and shape and only one is being given per military identity card holders. It includes active duty members, spouses, and retired military.

The group organizing the event is Trees for Troops, which has delivered more than 122,000 trees to troops and military families since 2005. The trees are donated by Christmas tree growers through the National Christmas Tree Association, state and regional Christmas tree associations and consumers.

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