'Trees for Troops' brings holiday cheer to troops serving overseas

NOW: ’Trees for Troops’ brings holiday cheer to troops serving overseas


GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Lambeau Field parking lot was full of Christmas trees cut down earlier this month. Now, they're on their way to an army base in Kentucky.

The "Trees for Troops" program collected trees from farmers and then shipped them all over the world, wherever a soldier could use a little cheer.

"I was in the military, I know what it is at Christmas time to be home and not be home," Tree farmer Jon Bigler said.

"They are overseas, they are on the bases and they're not able to see their family and this is our way to make them feel at home," said Tree farmer John Grutza.

More than 191,000 trees have been delivered to US Troops since the program started in 2005. 

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