Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The tree lighting service at the Brick Church in New York City is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Started in 1945 as a tribute to the veterans whom had lost their lives in World War II, the festivities continue to honor and hallmark the advent of the holidays. Folks of all ages flock to the site of the Church (Park Avenue and 91st Street) every December to join in the spectacular caroling service.
Despite mild temperatures, chills will be felt as the service ends with the trumpeting of TAPS in tandem with the illumination of 2 1/2 miles of memorial trees up the center of Park Avenue.
Check out the website for more information or donation material at www.fundforparkavenue.org