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Lincoln-Way Central/West AFJROTC Participates in Annual Christmas Tree Ship
Monday, December 10, 2018

Lincoln-Way Central/West AFJROTC cadets participated in the annual “Christmas Tree Ship” event at Chicago Navy Pier on Saturday, December 1st. Cadets carried Christmas trees from US Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw to nearby trucks. These trees were delivered to more than a thousand Chicago families who would not otherwise be able to have a Christmas tree. The annual event features a ceremony in remembrance of the original Christmas tree ship, which first came to Chicago in the early 1900s. The LWC Air Force JROTC color guard team was given the opportunity to present the colors during this ceremony.