Boston, Massachusetts 2020-11-20 08:58:53 –
The annual evergreen Christmas tree presented to Boston by Nova Scotia will arrive in a new way on Boston Common Friday.
This year, Nova Scotia is dedicating the tree to healthcare professionals in honor of both Boston’s response to the 1917 Halifax explosion and those working at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boston Police Department will escort a 45-foot white spruce from Billerica to Boston Common around 11:00 am on Friday, according to Mayor Marty Walsh.
This opportunity commemorates the 103-year friendship between Nova Scotia and the city of Boston. This tradition began in 1917 after Boston assisted Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, when it was devastated by the explosion of maritime ammunition at the port.
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Nova Scotia is also sending four more small trees to donate to a local charity.
Boston’s official 2020 Christmas tree was donated by Heather and Tony Sampson in West Bay, Richmond County, Nova Scotia.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the state partnered with Halifax Harbor, PSA Halifax, and Eimskip Canada to transport trees by container ship. After stopping at school along that route, the tree left Halifax on Wednesday, November 18, and was delivered to a new home in Boston Common.
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