WASHINGTON, D.C.-- A Colville six-year-old helped light the Capitol Christmas Tree Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Giovani Gaynor and his family flew to Washington, D.C. for the honor.
Gaynor’s parents said he may not grasp the significant of the opportunity now but one day he will.
“Giovani you may not know this but we require all of our tree lighters to have some special qualifications. Well I understand, when you grow up you want to be a police officer...well the chief and I were talking... ifs it's okay with you, we would like to make you a junior capitol hill police officer for today,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner moments before he lit the tree with Gaynor.
Gaynor’s parents said they could not be more pleased.
“We feel very blessed. It’s an honor to be part of history,” said David Gaynor.