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'Military tree' adds sparkle to NC's Executive Mansion

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

A special Christmas tree is on display at the North Carolina Executive Mansion and was creatively decorated by military families.

A total of 504 ornaments are hanging on the 17-foot tree. All were made by hand by about 375 military families from across the state.

Rose Diamond, a military wife, pointed with pride to decorations her family provided.

She said her children helped pick the yarn and different details for the ornaments.

And Courtney Young's, another military wife, said it was wonderful to get a private tour of the governor's mansion.

"It's pretty cool considering last Christmas my husband was in Korea," she said. "It's really our first Christmas really back together."

The public can check out the mansion and the military tree at the times below:

Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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