A giant white spruce Christmas tree has been felled in Beech Hill in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia and is being shipped to Boston where it will be the focal point of the annual Boston Tree Lighting Event
on December 1. Every Christmas since 1971 the government of Nova Scotia has presented a giant evergreen tree to the people of Boston in appreciation for the emergency assistance they provided after the Halifax Explosion
in 1917. Relief from Boston was the first to arrive the day after the explosion that killed 1,900 people and wounded another 9,000. The New Englanders were also the last to leave.
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