October 25, 2014

Conservation is Conservative

Roosevelt’s Christmas Tree Ban vetoed by his own children!

President Roosevelt learns his Christmas tree ban was vetoed by his children!


President Theodore Roosevelt, an avowed conservationist forbid Christmas trees at the White House as a small and symbolic nod to sustainability of U.S. forests. However, his children surprised the president by hiding a tree in a sewing room closet. December 1903.

From the White House Historical Association

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