Travis opens holiday season with menorah, tree lighting
A crowd passes by the lit Christmas Tree, Thursday, during the 2013 Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Travis Air Force Base. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Chill early evening temperatures made the hot chocolate the most popular drink at Travis' Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah Lighting ceremony Thursday.
The chill didn't stop Anji Klein, the wife of Col. John Klein Jr., from doing the honors of lighting the base's community Christmas tree as a representative of all those Travis service members who are deployed during the holiday season and the families that stay behind.
"It is a great community event at Travis," Anji Klein said. "It really brings the people together."
Col. Klein had been vice commander of the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis before he was deployed to Southwest Asia to command the ... Continue Reading