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Our Heroes’ Tree is a national initiative founded to recognize and honor sacrifices made by the families of current and past service members. The goal of the project to support the efforts of military members and their families while providing military related programming for all ages.
Participating libraries are welcome to create their own programming for Our Heroes’ Tree. Some past programs that have been implemented by libraries throughout Indiana include adopting a soldier or platoon, assisting military families to set up a family blog, patriotic crafting ideas for children, writing letters to veterans, and hosting workshops for veterans to interact with the community.
Ornament Templates Our Heroes' Program Planning Guide Recommended reading for Our Heroes' Tree program
Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University National Our Heroes' Tree Website Our Heroes' Tree on Facebook
A Heroes' Tree Sits in the Indiana State Library (2009)
Military members and family members surround a Heroes' Tree at the library (2009)
A touching Heroes' Tree ornament
General Bray stand in front of a very impressive Heroes' Tree
Major Barbara Webster speaks as part of a Heroes' Tree Event