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Papillion to honor fallen military and first responders with tree planting event

Papillion, Nebraska – The Prairie Queen Recreation Area in Papillion is set to witness an event of deep significance on October 17. The Honor and Remember Nebraska Chapter is taking a step towards preserving the memories of fallen military personnel and first responders from Nebraska by planting 200 trees. This initiative is not just about adding greenery; it’s about paying homage to those who have served and sacrificed for the community.

Honoring the Brave

Each of the 200 trees will bear the name of a fallen hero, ensuring that their sacrifice is not only remembered but also becomes a part of the growing memorial landscape. This act is a part of the larger Nebraska Memorial Forest project. The ambitious endeavor aims to have over 7,000 trees planted in various communities across the state by 2024. This project paints a vision of a vast forest where every tree tells a story, every leaf whispers a name, and every visitor is reminded of the valiant souls who once walked among us.

The tree planting event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., ushered in by a brief ceremony. The community’s involvement is pivotal to the success of this endeavor. While everyone is welcome to attend and show their support, there is a special call for volunteers to assist in the tree planting. Those who are interested in lending a hand can reach out to Jim Meier from the Honor and Remember Nebraska Chapter through email.

Jim Meier is also available for further inquiries about this initiative over the phone. For more information about this project, call Jim Meier of Honor and Remember Nebraska Chapter at 402-490-9293.

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