‘First tree’ decorated with help of Elsmore woman



January 3, 2012 - 12:00 AM

When Jennifer Jackman, Elsmore, was asked to help decorate Christmas trees at the White House, expenses for the trip were a consideration.

In stepped husband Mike. The trip was his Christmas gift to her.

Specifically, she was one of three  American Gold Star Mothers asked to decorate the tree designated for the organization, a national group for mothers of military personnel who have died while on active duty.

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