Upland was hard hit by the 2003 wildfires and there is much rebuilding still to come. For the holiday season, this tight-knit community joined together to recreate a brilliantly lit star on a hilltop which shined for many years, but was destroyed by the fires. It is again a sign of hope and renewal for everyone who sees it.
Many of us like to celebrate the holidays by decorating our houses with Christmas lights and decorations, but the 30-foot high star adorning the San Antonio Heights neighborhood of Upland, California, has a unique and heartwarming story all its own.
Huell liked this episode so much, he shared it twice — once in California’s Gold and the second time in his series called Visiting. I couldn’t let the season go by without sharing this wonderful story!
(Click on the linked image below to see the video.)
And just to add an update, below is a Youtube video made in 2015 of the annual erection of the star; and here is a story dated November 2016 about the star. The tradition continues!