Lighting ceremony speakers extend some love to Sweet Home
December 12, 2018
"Let 'er rip," called out U.S. Speaker of the House as Oregon fourth-grader Bridgette Harring-ton turned on the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree lights last week, capping off the 3,000-mile trip of a noble fir from Sweet Home and its entourage.
"There is so much good, so much joy, so much compassion all around us," Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in the moments leading up to the lighting, relating to the theme of the Christmas movie "It's a Wonderful Life." "But we often simply fail to see it. It is there, but it's hidden. All it needs is a few points of light."
Harrington, standing beside...