The governor and first lady promote this year’s ‘Tribute to Our Troops’ holiday tree.
Governor Jim Doyle invites family members of Wisconsin’s service men and women to send a holiday ornament dedicated to their loved one. The Executive Residence will again display the ornaments on an evergreen tree during December’s holiday tours.
Thousands of Wisconsin service members continue to serve around the world and will be away from home this holiday season. The largest operational deployment of Wisconsin National Guard troops since World War II will take place early next year.
This “Tribute to Our Troops” holiday tree at the Governor’s mansion honors all those who serve, whether currently deployed or not.
Families of all soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard members are welcome and encouraged to participate by sending ornaments to:
Wisconsin Family Assistance Center
ATTN: Carolyn Morgan
2400 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Individuals submitting ornaments are asked to include their name and return mailing address, along with the name of the service member being honored. Ornaments will be returned after the holidays.