MONTGOMERY, AL -
A PATRIOTIC STAND "A small cluster of people stood beneath the majestic trees in Kiwanis Park as they dedicated a new addition that honors the past and celebrates future conservation efforts. The Montgomery Tree Committee (MTC) and members of the local chapters of the Alabama Society of the American Revolution and the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution marked Arbor Day by establishing a Liberty Tree Memorial at the park in Old Alabama Town. Larry Grewelle, MTC treasurer and organizer of the dedication, said the elm tree is a symbol of the American Revolution, one adopted by the Sons of Liberty to represent independence. These patriots united secretly against (the) British during the Revolutionary War, and they often held meetings under the Liberty Tree in Boston...."We support and celebrate the history of our country and what made it strong ,"said Sue Jaworowski, publicity chair for the Peter Forney chapter of ASDAR... "We just wanted this (Memorial) to be ceremonial, something to memorialize the history," Jaworowski said. "
"INDEPENDENCE DAY DEDICATION TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS The City of Stamford, VFW Springdale Post 9617, and the American Legion Post 3 installed a Liberty Elm and plaques in memory of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients John Cridland Latham, WWI, and Homer Lee Wise, WWII. The ceremony included speeches by Stamford's arborist, state and city officials, and war veterans; recitations of poetry; patriotic music and bagpipes. After the unveiling of the plaque and placing of the wreaths was a gun salute by the Sea Cadets."
PERSONAL LIBERTY TREE MEMORIAL INCLUDES:
(1) 6 FT. AMERICAN LIBERTY ELM
(1) 5" X 5" CUSTOM ENGRAVED BRONZE PLAQUE (SEE PHOTO RIGHT)
(1) LIBERTY TREE DAY PROCLAMATION ONPARCHMENT READY FOR FRAMING
(1) LIBERTY TREE FLAG PIN (see photo under How You can Help)
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