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Durham tree holds special meaning this year

Posted at 7:45 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 09:04:54-05

This year, there's a symbol behind the giant holiday tree inside the Durham Museum. 

Union Pacific employees cut down the 45-foot blue spruce Monday morning. Jay and Kelly Incontro donated it to honor two very important people they lost. The tree will honor their two daughters Jordyn and Taylor Podraza. 

In December of 2010, the girls and their father died in a car crash on I-80 in Central Nebraska.

"They called and the said we made the top three and then my husband's like 'we are not going to get selected' and I said we are going to get selected, our guardian angels, Jordyn and Taylor will make sure of it and we did," Kelly said. 

The tree will be suspended from the ceiling at the Durham Museum and the lighting ceremony will be the day after Thanksgiving.