The nation's Christmas tree is also the nation's living shrine.
Located in Kings Canyon National Park east of Fresno, Calif., the General Grant Tree is a living memorial to the men and women of the United States who have given their lives in service to their country. It was proclaimed a National Shrine on March 29, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The official dedication was made that year on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, by the president’s personal representative, Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz.
Come visit the only living memorial for all those who have given their all for their country. The General Grant Tree is located one of the largest redwood groves in the world.
Sponsored by American Legion Post 621, Squaw Valley, Calif.
A plaque was installed at the tree on Nov. 11, 2012, donated by Post 621.