Posted on November 21, 2011
Hampton Roads Amramp owners Jane and Robert Rostov are eager to celebrate the Capitol Christmas Tree when it arrives in Newport News on Friday, Nov. 25.
Following the tradition, Virginians will climb an Amramp ramp to access the platform where they can leave a note or an ornament on the 65-foot white fir. By providing ADA-compliant ramps, Amramp, America’s leading wheelchair ramp and mobility solutions provider, is proud to ensure that everyone of all abilities can participate in this national tradition.
Every year since 1970, a different U.S. state has been chosen to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree.
While the 2011 “People’s Tree” hails from California, Virginia has also held the honor of giving a tree to be lit on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol: The 2004 tree was a 65-foot red spruce from George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
The Capitol Tree Celebration began in 1964, with a Douglas fir that was actually planted on the grounds of the Capitol Building. The tree suffered root system damage during a storm in 1967 and later died. After a few years of Maryland trees, the decision was made to bring in a new tree from a different state each year, which would be viewed as a gift from that state.
The United States Forestry Division carefully chooses candidates from a national forest within that state, and the Architect of the Capitol then picks the “winner” from the group.
Be sure to visit the tree when it stops in Newport News on Friday, Nov. 25, and take part in this wonderful national tradition!
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