- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A program called Trees for Troops is providing free Christmas trees to soldiers at Fort Carson.

The Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2gzjDfs ) that FedEx dropped off about 400 trees at the U.S. Army installation near Colorado Springs. The Trees for Troops program is in its 12th year and has helped soldiers and their families celebrate Christmas with more than 18,000 trees delivered to 65 military bases in 17 countries.

Volunteers helped Fort Carson soldiers choose one of the trees on Monday. Each tree was given a fresh cut at the trunk before the soldiers carted it off.

Sgt. Juan Sepulveda recently moved from Hawaii with his wife, Tonya and their two sons. He says the tree means a lot them and is helping ease the transition.

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Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com


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