'It really does showcase what is best about Oregon'

Veterans look on as the Capitol Tree makes its way through Oregon

ALBANY, Ore. - The Capitol Christmas tree is continuing it's journey across the nation, from the Oregon forest where it was cut to the west lawn of the US Capitol Building.

The 80-foot tree, soon to be decorated with around 10,000 ornaments, made a stop in Albany where it was displayed for the Veterans Day Parade there before visiting the Cabelas store in Springfield later in the day.

"It really does showcase what is best about Oregon. From the fields to the forests,” said Ron Feist, the Liason Officer for Capitol Tree. “Small communities to large urban areas. Everyone has helped to make this the just the greatest project and the best Christmas tree ever."

The Noble Fir will travel 3,000-miles across the country, part of the way along the Oregon trail route until it arrives in Washington D.C where it will be lit in early December.

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