A Marion County man is honoring veterans in his own way this holiday season.

After seeing the Christmas trees at the state capitol that display photos of veterans, Kip Price wanted to bring that tradition home.

The tree in the Marion County Courthouse now displays clear ornaments with local veterans photos inside. He hopes to fill two trees with vets ornaments by next Christmas.

“It’s about these veterans, my love for them and what they stand for. They deserve the recognition, they deserve the honor because if it wasn’t for their sacrifice, what they’ve sacrificed for us, Christmas wouldn’t be here today,” Price said.

The veterans pictured on the tree will be honored in a ceremony on December 7th at 10 a.m. at the courthouse.