VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Trees for Troops program gave away 100 Christmas trees to junior service members at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story on Saturday.

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“This is an important program for our junior service members,” said Installation Commander Capt. Michael Witherspoon. “This year was a difficult year for many due to financial hardships and the emotional stresses that the pandemic caused.”

The event will took place on December 4.

“Trees for Troops bring holiday cheer to many,” added Witherspoon.