Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang install windows around the Capitol Christmas tree in Seward, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2015. The 74-foot tree from the Chugach National Forrest will be the first Capitol Christmas tree to come from Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning)

A gift from The Great Land

Just days before Halloween, Coast Guard members embraced a different holiday spirit as they joined the town of Seward, Alaska, in preparing the Capitol Christmas Tree for its journey to D.C.