Lights of Honor Tree Lighting Ceremony planned for this afternoon

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Saturday afternoon there will be a holiday tribute to local service members.

The Blue Star Mothers of Rochester are holding the Lights of Honor Ceremony for anyone who has or is currently serving in the military.

A member of each branch will be hanging an ornament on the tree at the Blue Cross Arena.

The program includes: Keynote Speaker, Nick Stefanovic, Director, Monroe County Veteran Service Agency, MC, Command Sergeant Major Larry Linville, United States Army. Retired, Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums, and Special Music, Pittsford Sutherland Concert Choir.

At the end of the ceremony, local families will be invited to place their own service person’s ornament on the tree.

The event is happening at two this afternoon.