National Park Service News Release
Washington, DC | December 3, 2021
Nine (9) Ramey Unit School Middle and High School Art students' (Jeshua, Odymar, Dylan, Leandra, Marieli, Derek, Amira, Lorena, Gahel) Christmas tree ornaments will be on display for the National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park, Washington D.C. Beginning December 4 through January 1, 2022. The ornaments will be displayed on a “DoDEA” tree in President’s Park on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. as part of the America Celebrates Display.
Historically, there have been trees for each of the 50 states. Every year one-of-a-kind ornaments are created at 56 schools across the country for the National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park. These handcrafted ornaments adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The 56 trees represent each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia as part of the America Celebrates display.
The America Celebrates ornament program is an annual collaboration of the National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Department of Education and the National Park Foundation (NPF). The U.S. Department of Education worked with states and territories to identify elementary, middle and high schools to participate in the America Celebrates program. The project is funded by the NPF.
Celebrate the holiday season with the 99th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. CBS will broadcast the 2021 ceremony on Sunday, December 5 (8:30pm ET, 8pm PT) on the CBS Television Network, offering a special opportunity for friends and families across the country to tune in and celebrate this holiday tradition from the comfort of home.