Christmas tree in Civic Plaza honors New Mexico children lost to abuse

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the last six years, a local nonprofit has set up a very special Christmas tree in Civic Plaza. It is called the Angel Tree, and each ornament holds a picture and name of a child lost to abuse or neglect in New Mexico.

The nonprofit, Guardians of the Children, is a group of bikers that support those who are struggling through abuse and neglect cases in court – and they honor those who passed away before they received justice.

Organizers lit the tree at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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