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Trees for Troops to Help Hundreds of Families

The program will deliver trees to military families for the ninth year

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013  |  Updated 1:31 PM PDT
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One military family takes home their tree at the event in 2011.

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Salute to Trees for Troops

Camp Pendleton is hosting its annual "Trees for Troops" giveaway sponsored by the Christmas Spirit Foundation and FedEx.

Trees for Troops

Free Christmas trees went home with some well deserving families.
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U.S. Marines based at Camp Pendleton will receive free Christmas trees Friday as part of the annual Trees for Troops program.

About 800 trees will be handed out beginning at 9 a.m. at two locations. 

For those families gathering at the Paige Fieldhouse parking lot across from the MCX, 600 vouchers for a free tree will be handed out at 7 a.m. 

An additional 200 tickets will be handed out at the San Onofre TRS Center Bldg 51919 at 6 a.m.

Each year, the program delivers an average of 17,000 trees to more than 60 military bases around the country.

It is sponsored by the Christmas Spirit Foundation. A valid military ID is required. Trees are handed out one per military family and first come, first served.

This will be the ninth year that military families in San Diego's North County received the free trees.

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