Military, first responders to be recognized at WVa Capitol

November 17, 2021 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two trees to be displayed in the West Virginia Capitol during the holidays will display photos recognizing military and first responders.

West Virginians can submit photos to be displayed on the trees, according to a news release from Gov. Jim Justice and first lady Cathy Justice.

The trees will be placed in the west rotunda of the main Capitol building. A third tree will be decorated by Gold Star Mothers and families to honor people who died while serving the country.

Photos will not be returned, and photocopies should be submitted. The military recognition form and the first responder recognition form and tag are available online.

Photos, submission forms and tags must be received by Nov. 29. They can be submitted by email to or regular mail to attention of Katie Morris, West Virginia Governor’s Mansion, 1716 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305.