From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999
posted 12-17-2009 12:15 PM
On December 2, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the theme of the White House's 2009 Christmas decorations, "Reflect, Rejoice and Renew."
We took about 800 ornaments left over from previous administrations, we sent them to 60 local community groups throughout the country, and asked them to decorate them to pay tribute to a favorite local landmark and then send them back to us for display here at the White House.
...we have ornaments hanging on the tree behind me throughout the White House and everywhere else that include the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Kennedy Center -- Space Center, as well as some less known places...
The Kennedy Space Center bauble, wrapped in an American flag, includes a photo of space shuttle Columbia's 1981 maiden launch and the Florida spaceport's seal.
The White House did not name which group was responsible for the NASA tribute.
Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP