Gov. Jim and Jessica Doyle will again honor
's deployed service members with a "Tribute to Our Troops" holiday tree, and are inviting Wisconsin Wisconsin military families to send in a holiday ornament dedicated to their service members here and abroad. The Executive Residence will display the ornaments on one of the large evergreen trees on display during December's holiday tours.
"Our whole state is very proud of the men and women who serve our country throughout the year," Gov. Doyle said. "This holiday season we want to acknowledge the sacrifices that these brave men and women make each and every day."
"This tree also represents the sacrifice so many families must make so we can live safely and in peace," Jessica Doyle said.
Wisconsin service members continue to serve around the world and will be away from home this holiday season. This "Tribute to Our Troops" Holiday Tree honors all those who serve, whether currently deployed or not.
Families of all Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guard members are welcome and encouraged to participate by sending ornaments - plain, fancy, and/or personalized - no later than Nov. 27 to:
Service Member Support Branch Special Projects
ATTN: Carolyn Morgan
Individuals submitting ornaments are asked to include their name and return mailing address, along with the name of the service member being honored. Ornaments will be returned after the holidays.