Peace Tree lit in downtown Green Bay

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Signs of the holiday season are upon us with the annual lighting of the Peace Tree in downtown Green Bay.

The night began with a ceremony inside the Brown County Courthouse, led by Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt.

Local kids read essays on peace and sang holiday music before lighting the tree near Jefferson Street.

The Green Bay chapter of People For People started the tradition in response to the Vietnam War and the need for peace.