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Detail of the 2023 Gold Star Family Tree, Biden Administration

This close-up photograph of the Gold Star Family Tree in the East Landing was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The first Christmas tree visitors to the White House encountered inside was the Gold Star Family Tree, a holiday tradition since 2011. The 2023 tree featured gold, wooden stars with the names of fallen service members engraved on the surface.
David Wiegold
Date of Work
November 27, 2023
David Wiegold for the White House Historical Association