Cue the giant FedEx trailers rumbling onto military bases stateside; or planes landing in the Middle East, Afghanistan or Guam. Their cargo is a precious one this time of year: thousands of Christmas trees donated by 450 tree farms across the United States.
All help put the spirit of the holidays front and center, in spite of circumstance.
This massive effort is organized by Trees for Troops, an organization that has given out more than 139,000 trees in the eight years they’ve been in existence — with FedEx traveling more than 475,000 miles to deliver them.
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