Holiday Honor Tree Stands Tall at Winston Churchill Museum

7 years 7 months 1 week ago Monday, November 08 2010 Nov 8, 2010 Monday, November 08, 2010 9:03:57 PM CST November 08, 2010 in News
FULTON - It's not big, green or nature made, but the Holiday Honor Tree at the Winston Churchill Museum has one goal.

"One hundred photos," said museum archivist curator Liz Murphy.

Last year, the blinding white tree debuted at the entrance of the museum, but it's more than just a decoration.

The tree is used to hang photos of veterans as well as those serving in the military.

However, this holiday season only marks the second year of the event.

"We have not received any photos as of yet, but I'm hoping in the next week more photos will come in, especially with November 11 being Veterans Day," said Murphy.

Last year, the museum received 20 to 30 photos. The goal is 100 for 2010.

"My hope is people will come into the museum and place photos on the tree themselves," said Murphy.

People can send pictures of their friends or family, and the museum hangs them as ornaments on the tree.

The museum hosts "Victorian Christmas" on Thursday, and Murphy says it's a way to mix Veteran's Day with the holidays.

The Holiday Honor Tree event is working in conjunction with Operation Shower, an organization that provides baby showers for military families.

Murphy says the tree will stand through the holidays and wont come down until January.

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