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2005_DC_Capitol_Grounds5DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2006_DC_Capitol_Grounds11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2007_DC_Capitol_Grounds1DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2008_DC_Capitol_Grounds13DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2009_DC_Capitol_Grounds28DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2011_DC_Capitol_Grounds9DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2012_DC_Capitol_Grounds6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2013_DC_Capitol_Grounds10DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2015_DC_Capitol_Grounds12DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2016_DC_Capitol_Grounds8DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2017_DC_Capitol_Grounds20DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2018_DC_Capitol_Grounds13DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
2019_DC_Capitol_Grounds5DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds
1997_DC_CapitolX7DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (1997)
Tree: Black Hills Spruce from Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
2001_DC_CapitolX6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2001)
2001 -- White Spruce -- 72 feet (22 m) -- Ottawa National Forest -- Michigan -- Known as "The Tree of Hope," the tree was lit by Dennis Hastert at 5 pm on December 11 in a ceremony on the West Front Lawn of the Capitol. The tree was hand picked by Architect of the Capitol landscape architect Matthew...
2002_DC_CapitolX16DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2002)
2002 -- Douglas Fir -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Umpqua National Forest -- Oregon -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert on December 12 in a ceremony including performances by the United States Navy Band, the Umpqua Singers from Umpqua Community College, and the Congressional Chorus. Decorated with 6,000...
2003_DC_CapitolX15DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2003)
2003 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Boise National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert on December 11 in a ceremony on the West Front Lawn including performances by the United States Army Band, the Snake River High School Chamber Choir from Blackfoot, Idaho, and the...
2005_DC_CapitolX11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2005)
2005 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 65 feet (20 m) -- Santa Fe National Forest -- New Mexico -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert, assisted by eight-year-old Steven Castillo from Santa Fe, at 5 pm on December 8 in a ceremony including music performed by the United States Marine Band. Felled in early November,...
2006_DC_CapitolX17DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2006)
2006 -- Pacific Silver Fir -- 65 feet (20 m) -- Olympic National Forest -- Washington -- The tree was lit by Dennis Hastert, assisted by eight-year-old Micah Joe from Bremerton, at 5 pm on December 6. Felled in early November, the tree arrived at the West Front Lawn of the Capitol on November 27. 3,000...
2007_DC_CapitolX6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2007)
2007 -- Balsam Fir -- 55 feet (17 m) -- Green Mountain National Forest -- Vermont -- A 55-foot fir, the tree was decorated exclusively with LEDs and some 4,500 ornaments crafted and donated by the people of Vermont reflecting the theme Bringing an Old Fashioned Holiday to the Nation.”[9]
2008_DC_CapitolX61DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2008)
2008 -- Subalpine Fir -- 70 feet (21 m) -- Bitterroot National Forest -- Montana -- The tree was decorated with more than 5,000 ornaments displaying the theme "Sharing Montana's Treasures" by showcasing the state's heritage, historical events, and natural resources. The ornaments were crafted and...
2009_DC_CapitolX57DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2009)
2009 -- Blue Spruce -- 85 feet (26 m) -- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests -- Arizona -- Joined by Kaitlyn Ferencik, from Canyon Ridge Elementary School in Surprise, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi lit the tree in a ceremony on December 8. The tree was felled in early November, and delivered to Washington on...
2010_DC_CapitolX44DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2010)
2010 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 67 feet (20 m) -- Bridger-Teton National Forest -- Wyoming -- Lit by Nancy Pelosi on December 7. Decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments, showcasing the tree's theme "Wyoming: Forever West," made by people from across Wyoming. The entire tree was decorated using strands...
2011_DC_CapitolX119DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2011)
2011 -- Sierra White Fir -- 63 feet (19 m) -- Stanislaus National Forest -- California -- Lit by John Boehner on December 6. Decorated with approximately 3,000 ornaments, showcasing the tree's theme "California Shines," made by people from across California. The entire tree was decorated using strands...
2012_DC_CapitolX10DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2012)
2012 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 73 feet (22 m) -- White River National Forest -- Colorado -- The 2012 theme 'Celebrating Our Great Outdoors' will be highlighted in the decoration of the tree. It is expected to be lit by Speaker John Boehner during a ceremony in early December.
2013_DC_CapitolX26DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2013)
2013 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 88 feet (27 m) -- Colville National Forest -- Washington -- Second-tallest tree ever used at the Capitol; theme is "Sharing Washington's Good Nature"; lit 5 pm Tues., Dec. 3; decorated with 5,000 handmade children's ornaments; passed through TX, AR, TN, VA, PA, & MD.
2015_DC_CapitolX42DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2015)
2015 -- Lutz Spruce -- 74 feet (23 m) -- Chugach National Forest -- Alaska -- The first Capitol Christmas Tree from Alaska.
2016_DC_CapitolX11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2016)
2016 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 84 feet (26 m) -- Payette National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree will be lit at a public ceremony on Dec. 6. Thousands of LED lights and 6,000 ornaments made by children in Idaho will hang on the tree. The ornaments represent things relevant to Idaho, including salmon and pine...
2017_DC_CapitolX_201642DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2016)
Last week for the 2016 tree.
2016 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 84 feet (26 m) -- Payette National Forest -- Idaho -- The tree will be lit at a public ceremony on Dec. 6. Thousands of LED lights and 6,000 ornaments made by children in Idaho will hang on the tree. The ornaments represent things relevant to...
2017_DC_CapitolX64DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2017)
2017 -- Engelmann Spruce -- 79 feet (24 m) -- Kootenai National Forest -- Montana
2019_DC_CapitolX57DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Christmas Tree (2019)
2005_DC_Garfield_Mem10DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- James A. Garfield Monument
2007_DC_Garfield_Mem8DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- James A. Garfield Monument
2009_DC_Garfield_Mem14DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- James A. Garfield Monument
2012_DC_Garfield_Mem18DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- James A. Garfield Monument
2016_DC_Garfield_Mem2DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- James A. Garfield Monument
2017_DC_Garfield_Mem1DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- James A. Garfield Monument
1997_DC_Peace_Mon3DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
1999_DC_Peace_Mon1DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2005_DC_Peace_Mon10DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2006_DC_Peace_Mon10DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2008_DC_Peace_Mon7DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2010_DC_Peace_Mon2DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2013_DC_Peace_Mon11DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2016_DC_Peace_Mon3DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2017_DC_Peace_Mon5DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2018_DC_Peace_Mon3DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2020_04_11D5_Peace_Mon13DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Peace Monument (Civil War Sailors Monument) (1st and Penn, NW)
2014_DC_Capitol_Signs9DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Signs
2015_DC_Capitol_Signs4DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Signs
2016_DC_Capitol_Signs8DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Signs
2017_DC_Capitol_Signs32DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Signs
2018_DC_Capitol_Signs17DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Signs
2020_06_07B5_Capitol_Signs9DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Signs (Partially reviewed)
1981_DC_Grant_Mem1DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
1997_DC_Grant_Mem7DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
1998_DC_Grant_Mem7DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
1999_DC_Grant_Mem6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2000_DC_Grant_Mem2DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2002_DC_Grant_Mem7DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2004_DC_Grant_Mem2DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2005_DC_Grant_Mem8DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2006_DC_Grant_Mem9DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2007_DC_Grant_Mem1DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2008_DC_Grant_Mem15DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2009_DC_Grant_Mem51DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2010_DC_Grant_Mem15DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2011_DC_Grant_Mem22DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2012_DC_Grant_Mem48DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2015_DC_Grant_Mem35DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2016_DC_Grant_Mem23DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
The scaffolding's finally down!
2017_DC_Grant_Mem33DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
2018_DC_Grant_Mem21DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
I wanted to get some shots of the Capitol tree in the background. The Capitol dome worked out pretty well too.
2020_04_11D6_Grant_Mem6DC -- U.S. Capitol Grounds -- Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
I didn't realize they had put up duck ramps around the reflecting pool.
2018_DC_CapitolX55DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior) -- Christmas Tree (2018)
2018 -- Noble Fir -- 82 feet (25 m) -- Willamette National Forest -- Oregon
The tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree, or "The People’s Tree," began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack (D-MA) placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. This tree lived...
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