White House Christmas decor gives nod to first responders

“America the Beautiful” was this year’s theme for the White House Christmas decorations, with the Red Room devoted to honoring frontline workers, cops, EMS, and firefighters with decorations depicting their service.

Other rooms featured children’s artwork, wildlife, National Parks, technology, and other themes, reports Darlene Superville for the AP.

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Fallen Heroes Tree honors first responders who passed away in line of duty this year

The fifth annual Fallen Heroes Tree in Buchanan, Virginia honors the firefighters and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty this year thoroughout the nation.

The tree is a project of the Buchanan Fire Department. This year’s tree bears 388 red and blue stars, which will be posted to the family of the fallen person once the tree is taken down.

Remembered on the tree are those who have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses, reports Brett Vickery for ABC 13.

The tree will remain lit until January 1, 2021.

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FDNY won’t require medics and firefighters to get new COVID-19 vaccine

The FDNY will not require their members to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

Vaccines could become available to healthcare and emergency workers as early as next month, report Susan Edelman and Melissa Klein for the NY Post.

When contacted, FDNY brass and City Hall did not respond with comments.

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