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November 25, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Capitol Christmas tree arrives in the other Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Christmas Tree is arriving at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state.

Once the tree is in place on the Capitol’s west lawn Monday, organizers say it will be decorated with more than 5,000 handmade ornaments from children across the country. A tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

The tree made stops in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland on its way to the nation’s capital.

The U.S. Forest Service is in charge of cutting and maintaining the tree. Donations cover the cost of transporting the tree across the country. This year’s lead sponsors included the Truckload Carriers

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