Wonderland, tree lighting ring in season

Story and photos by Derek Gean
Assistant editor

The installation Christmas tree was officially lit at Joint Services Park Tuesday evening during the Fort Leonard Wood Grand Illumination Tree Lighting Ceremony.  
Nearly-freezing temperatures didn’t stop Santa, installation leaders, Families and children from flipping the switch and officially kicking off the holiday season on post.  

Before the tree lighting, community members gathered in the park and listened to holiday music provided by the School Aged Services Singing Project singers and the 399th Army Band. Following the performances, the Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department arrived, sirens blaring, with Santa and Mrs. Claus in tow. The duo joined Brig. Gen. James Bonner, U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School commandant, representing post leadership, in flipping the switch.

“On behalf of Maj. Gen. Savre (Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding…     Read More...