Family Prepares To Say Goodbye To 44 Year-Old Memorial Christmas Tree

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
November 14, 2018US News
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A Wisconsin family prepares to say goodbye to a 44-year-old Christmas tree.

Rich Olson’s father put up the tree in 1974, after several of his sons went off to war.

“He said he would never take it down again until he had all six brothers home, his sons.”

The family never reunited, and on Nov. 7, Olson’s father died in a car accident.

The tree still stands, 44 years later, as a memorial.

However, this Christmas, the family will finally say goodbye to the beloved tree.

“We’re gonna take it outside and light up the Christmas tree for the last time and take everything off and toast to dad,” Olson said.

After 44 years of holiday cheer, the tree will finally get some rest.

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