Military, NY tree farm work to ship Christmas trees overseas
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Army and Air National Guard alongside area military veterans worked with an upstate tree farm to send over a hundred trees to military bases around the country and overseas.
Now in its 14th year, “Trees for Troops” has delivered more than 200,000 trees to service members and their families in every branch of the military at nearly 65 bases in 17 countries. Ellms Family Tree Farm in the village of Ballston Spa helps to provide the trees to be shipped to members of the military who are not able to come home for the holidays.
Col. Richard Goldenberg, of the Army National Guard, says it’s a great way to let active duty service members know they’re still connected to home.