Trees for the Troops

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Frances Maxwell (center) is seen through a loop of string as she helps direct cars waiting in line to get Christmas trees at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Workers and volunteers distributed the trees at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon, walking trees to cars lining up near the event tent, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Master Sergeant Dexter Nelson works string through the backseat of Stephanie Diaz's car as he ties her Christmas tree to the roof at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Four-year-old Arielle Diaz (lower, right) watches Nelson and thanks him for his help. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Master Sergeant Dexter Nelson calls to other volunteers as he works the car line, delivering trees to the cars waiting, at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Stephanie Diaz, along with her children, 10-year-old Cameron and 4-year-old Arielle, wait as men tie a Christmas tree to the top of her car at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Sergeant First Class Anthony Hurst (right) works with Sergeant First Class Bryan Vann (left) as they tie a Christmas tree to the top of a car at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Frances Maxwell points to cars that are waiting for Christmas trees near the line at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Soldiers along with volunteers helped deliver Christmas trees to cars waiting in line at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Master Sergeant Dexter Nelson (right) directs as Specialist Joshua Maust (center) carries a tree to a car at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Handmade notes are tied to each tree before they're picked up by families at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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CW Three Erik Averill walks a tree to a car at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Staff Sergeant Harold Curtis laughs as he helps tie string around the tree on the roof of his car at Barton Field on post at Fort Gordon during the Trees for Troops event on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. The Christmas Spirit Foundation, representing Christmas growers and distributors, provided over 500 evergreen trees to Fort Gordon active duty personnel. Sara Caldwellstaff

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