Monday, November 24, 2008

Pelosi to Light Capitol Christmas Tree Next Tuesday, December 2

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, joined by members of the Montana congressional delegation and the governor of Montana, will light the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during a ceremony next week, Tuesday, December 2, at 5 p.m. This year’s tree, a 70-foot subalpine fir, came from Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest.

As part of the Capitol’s continuing commitment to save energy, strands of energy-efficient LED lights will be used to decorate the tree.

WHO: Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Senator Max Baucus (MT)
Senator Jon Tester (MT)
Congressman Dennis Rehberg (MT-at large)
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
Stephen T. Ayers, Acting Architect of the Capitol

WHAT: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, at 5 p.m.

NOTE: Security sweep at 3 p.m.

WHERE: West Front, The Capitol
Washington, D.C.
You can read more about this year's tree at Capitol Christmas Tree 2008.