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Living Legacy tree planting coincides with Dedication Day

Written by Matt Paul, Reporter/Producer | Nov 19, 2013 9:00 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A special tree planting ceremony is being held in conjunction with today’s Dedication Day events at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is seeking to plant 620-thousand trees on a 180-acre swath of land that stretches from Monticello, Virginia, to Gettysburg.

Founder and President Cate Magennis Wyatt stresses each tree represents a soldier killed in the Civil War.

“Fifty percent of the soldiers who died, died anonymously. This is the first time many of those 620 thousand young men will ever be properly remembered,” she says.

Four years of planning has already gone into the Living Legacy Project.

The Dedication Day event at Gettysburg officially kicks-off the master tree planting schedule. It will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the fields of Pickett’s Charge.

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