Sponsors, including Truckstop, play a pivotal role in the annual tradition of having a Christmas tree outside the U.S. Capitol. The Monongahela National Forest, in collaboration with Choose Outdoors, is contributing this year’s 63-foot Norway Spruce with generous support from Truckstop and 84 Lumber. Having harvested and prepared the tree, the Monongahela National Forest is entrusting Werner Enterprises to transport it almost 1,000 miles, aiming for a timely arrival on Nov. 17.
Upon reaching its destination, the tree will be adorned with handmade ornaments crafted by West Virginians, serving as a heartfelt gift to the city. In addition, smaller Christmas trees will be distributed to service members at Joint Base Andrews and various offices in Washington.
“We are honored to be part of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative again this year,” said Kendra Tucker, chief executive officer at Truckstop. “Supporting our customer Werner Enterprises as they transport a seasonal symbol to our nation’s capital aligns with our mission to empower carriers with real-time data for informed decision-making to move freight efficiently in a high-trust marketplace.”
This initiative thrives on contributions, both in cash and in-kind, from companies of all sizes and the dedication of local and nationwide volunteers who generously offer their time and resources.
“The annual journey is only possible with the help of strong community partnerships throughout West Virginia and beyond state lines,” said Bruce Ward, president of Choose Outdoors. “We’re grateful for the time and resources Truckstop provides to help make this the best year yet.”
For further details on news, events, and tour information, please visit uscapitolchristmastree.com.