The SCHG has been asked to participate in the planting of a tree to honor WW I veterans. This event is scheduled for March 3 at 14:00 Hours at the Walking Trials at the City Park in Mountain View, AR. SCHG members should be at the event by 13:00 hours (1:00pm).
The information about the WW I Memorial Tree Project is listed below.
WW I Centennia Committee, Forestry Commission Announce Memorial Tree Project
The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission are seeking to place a WWI Memorial Tree in each of Arkansas’s 75 counties before the centennial observance of the Great War concludes at the end of 2018.
Through the program, the Arkansas Forestry Commission will donate a two-year old willow oak to an organization in each county that will plant the tree in a public location and see that it is cared for. The WWI Committee will provide soil from the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France to be included in the planting.
This program will provide a living memorial to the thousands of Arkansans who served their country, many paying the ultimate sacrifices, during World War I.