NewsLocal News


Tribute to our Troops tree tradition continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 2:12 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 15:12:41-05

WISCONSIN — Governor Tony Evers announced Friday that the annual tribute to our troop's tree will continue this year.

The annual tree recognizes Wisconsin troops who have served and continue to serve in Wisconsin and abroad.

This year, that tradition is continuing even amid a pandemic. Gov. Evers and his wife are asking family members of Wisconsin’s service members, both past and present, to send an ornament dedicated to their loved one.

The ornaments will be displayed at the Executive Residence in Maple Bluff, Wisconsin, though there will be no holiday tours this year due to COVID-19, according to the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.

The invitation is open to families of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard members. The ornaments can be anything from plain to fancy and personalized to generic, as long as it honors our fallen service members, those who are deployed overseas this holiday season, and all who wear the uniforms of our nation’s armed forces.

To be included as part of this year's "Tribute to our Troops" tree, ornaments must be received no later than Nov. 28. If you're interested in sending an ornament, you can send it to the following address:

Wisconsin National Guard Service Member Support Division
ATTN: Mr. Liam Walsh
2400 Wright Street
Madison, Wis., 53704

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip