The town council of Bar Harbor, Maine, recently voted to remove a evergreen tree decorated with lights, which in 2011 was put up to memorialize America’s war veterans. Some of the council members claim the “complicated symbol” was “offending” some in the community because it could easily be confused for a normal Christmas tree.

“O’Reilly Factor” correspondent Jesse Watters traveled to the Maine town to confront the town council over the controversial decision. Believe it or not, the town manager recently described the display as “tacky.”

Jesse Watters at Maine Town Council Meeting Confronts Members Who Voted to Remove Tree That Honors Veterans

Jesse Watters at Maine Town Council Meeting Confronts Members Who Voted to Remove Tree That Honors Veterans

Watters also talked to members of the community to gauge their reaction to the move. One man called the council’s actions “ridiculous” as most of the people he talked to supported the tree that memorializes the nation’s veterans.

Fox Nation has more on the meaning behind the tree:

In 2011, a tree decked with colored lights was placed to memorialize American veterans, notably those involved in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

The battle, which took place during the Christmas season of 1944, resulted in thousands of American casualties.

Many of the soldiers who fought in the battle often thought of Christmas memories of being home with their families, while they were entrenched a world away in the Ardennes.

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