Service members and their families gathered at Joint Services Park Tuesday for the annual lighting of Fort Leonard Wood’s Christmas tree. Maj. Gen. Donna Martin, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. James Breckinridge, MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood, sang carols with children on stage. Santa Claus arrived via fire engine and, with the help of some children, illuminated the Christmas tree. The USO of Missouri Mobile Canteen offered free hot cocoa and snacks. The 399th Army Band played holiday music and local youth groups performed for the crowd. The Garrison Command won the Cards to the Community contest.
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