Friday, April 11, 2014

Trees For Troops: One For Each Who Died-- Part 2

BY THE NUMBERS: 5 SPECIES OF TREES included in the Living Legacy Project. They are red oaks, red buds, red cedars, redtwig dogwoods and red maples. I wonder why there is all the red? Perhaps to signify blood or maybe because they grow well in the area? //// 620,000 GEOTAGS to be installed on the trees throughout the project. The geotags will provide smartphone users with the information of the individual soldier the tree represents, including photos, diary entries and letters. Great idea, but what about us who aren't smart enough to have one? ///// 180 MILES length of the JTHG National Scenic Byway. All of it will be part of the Living Legacy Project. The route begins at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, who authored the phrase, "All men are created equal." It ends in Gettysburg, where Abraham Lincoln referenced the fight for those words in his Gettysburg Address. //// --Old Secesh

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