DENVER (CBS4) –¬†Families of military members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country were treated to a special holiday ceremony on Tuesday.

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Gold star families were joined by Governor John Hickenlooper at the State Capitol building.

Hickenlooper spoke saying this is a tough time for these families, and it’s important to remember their sacrifice this holiday season.

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“This is a natural time for love and reflection, but I think it’s also got to be the most poignant reminder of loss and sacrifice,” said Hickenlooper.

The Colorado National Guard’s 101st Army Band and a color guard were on hand to perform for the families.

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Christmas tree inside the Colorado State Capitol Building. (credit: CBS)

A tree decorated with pictures of loved ones who died during their service stands in the capitol.

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