YORK – Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Brig. Gen. Laura McHugh, Department of Military & Veterans Affairs deputy adjutant general-Army, today helped kick off the 2021 Trees for Troops weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families. Secretary Redding said, “As we celebrate family, friends and traditions this holiday season, let us remember the military service men and women whose ultimate sacrifice has protected the people and places we call home. This Christmas, we invite you to send a small token of gratitude to our armed forces and their families through Trees for Troops. By donating a Christmas tree, our service men and women receive a reminder of home and family no matter where they are stationed. It is a small gesture of thanks that embodies the best of holiday spirit.”

Brig. Gen. Laura McHugh, DMVA’s deputy adjutant general-Army, loads up a Christmas tree with Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding

 Trees for Troops program, at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York