Lt. Col. Deon Green leads the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance Aug. 26 in Frederick’s Baker Park for a tree dedication honoring fallen Soldiers of the Civil War as part of the Living Legacy Project. (Photo by Shaun Butcher)
A tree dedication ceremony took place Aug. 26 in Frederick’s Baker Park. The Frederick site is one of many that will be dedicating a tree for each of the fallen who died in the line of duty from 1861 through 1865.
“During this country's most defining moment, 620,000 Soldiers died; many of whom fought on the battlefields within the Journey through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area. As a living commemoration for their individual and combined sacrifices, the Living Legacy Project will plant one tree for each citizen who sacrificed their life. The Living Legacy Project will create a unified color palette that reminds visitors that they are, indeed, on hallowed ground. Upon completion, this initiative will create the first 180-mile landscaped allee in the world, and the only allee dedicated to honoring the most defining moment in American history.” - Journey Through Hallowed Ground