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Free Christmas Trees for Camp Pendleton Families (Video)

More than 1,000 free Christmas trees are headed to Camp Pendleton to brighten the homes of the Marine families who live there. According to a Camp Pendleton news release, the tree distribution will take place 10:30 Friday morning at the Rattlesnake Canyon Road parking lot behind the Fire Station.

The group responsible for the tree giveaway is the aptly named Trees for Troops. According to the program's website:

Since... 2005, Christmas Tree growers from across the U.S. have generously supported military families by providing 84,000 fresh cut Christmas Trees. For the past several years FedEx has helped to deliver, on average, 17,000 Real Christmas Trees each year to 60+ military bases throughout the U.S. and overseas. This year, our goal is to reach 100,000 Christmas Trees delivered.

There will be lots of activities on hand for the kids at the Camp Pendleton Christmas tree giveaway, including a magician, balloon artist, and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

For a little more background on Trees for Troops, here's a touching video about what the program aims to accomplish:

Free Christmas Trees for Camp Pendleton Families (Video)