Nov 23, 2013 11:34 PM by Tony Spehar

Downtown Colorado Springs lit up in 29th Annual Trees of Life Ceremony

Holiday lights brightened downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday night as Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care held their 29th Annual Trees of Life Ceremony.

The ceremony celebrates the coming of the holiday season while helping those who've lost loved ones over the past year. Family members were able to have the names of those they've lost read aloud during the ceremony. Donations to have a light or ornament placed on the trees around the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum went to help Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care. This year special tribute was also made the survivors of the Black Forest Fire and this summer flooding, as well as those who lost their lives in the disasters.

A special red, white and blue tree was also lit to honor service members and other community protectors.


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