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Fort Bragg Extends Holiday Wishes With Annual Tree Lighting

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FORT BRAGG — Military green is taking a back seat to Christmas tree green at Fort Bragg. The Army is throwing a holiday bash for soldiers, their families and the public.

The children sang along with the All-American Chorus Wednesday night before the Community Center's 35-foot tree brightened the sky with more than 6,000 lights.

Kids warmed their tummies with hot chocolate and cookies. They also enjoyed special visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Fort Bragg leaders also asked everyone to remember the 7,000 soldiers who will be deployed and away from their families during the holiday season.

The festivities are all a part of the annual tree lighting ceremony at Fort Bragg.