Capitol Christmas tree lit in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Capitol Christmas tree was lit in Washington, D.C. after traveling thousands of miles from the Colville National Forest in Washington state.

It made stops in a number of Washington cities along its journey, including Yakima and Tri-Cities.

The tree lighting ceremony included a performance of the original song, "Standing Tall." The Marine Corps Band and a children's choir called "Note Busters" also performed. Speakers included the head of the Architects of the Capitol and Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

A youngster from Spokane, Giovanni Gaynor, lit the tree.

A reception was held after the festive ceremony presented by the Snoqualmie Tribe and National Association of Convenience Stores. Chef Tom Douglas was featured along with the wonderful food and spirits of Washington.