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Christmas tree helps Weymouth man remember his son

Since his son died 14 years ago, Paul Binkley has visited Weymouth’s Fairmount Cemetery almost every day. And around Christmas each year, his son’s grave has become a scene of remembrance for the community.

In October 1998, Christopher Binkley died at age 11 from an inoperable brain tumor. That December, his father set up a tree next to Christopher’s grave and decorated it with ornaments, including a small wooden rocking horse bearing the word “Christopher.”

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