Day Six of Twelve / by Dave Hileman

This is our newest Christmas tree ornament. (More about gift ornaments later.) It was given to us by a dear friend who is a history buff. It is one of a series by the White House Historical Association. Here is why it is a fire truck. "The ornament honors 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover and is inspired by the fire engines that responded to the 1929 Christmas Eve fire at the White House and the toy trucks presented to children by the Hoovers the following Christmas." The next year President Hoover gave out toy fire trucks to the children. Thanks, Becky.