Liberty Tree Society

Liberty Tree Society
11 Kit St.
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)358-6198, FAX: (603)358-6305
Email: libertytreesociety@gmail.com

 

Public Memorial Examples

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NEWBERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL - NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA

A Liberty Tree Memorial was installed at Newberry Middle School on December 6, 2013 and was made official by the City of Newberry. The gift was made possible by a grant from the Armstrong Foundation. Kelli Farmer, principal at Newberry Middle School, said she was grateful their school was chosen as the site of a Liberty Tree Memorial. Assistant city manager Matt DeWitt said, "The program this year is very special as it will not only create a legacy for others to enjoy, in regards to the tree's planting, but it will also preserve a piece of our Nation's history which is a legacy from which we have all come."

 

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STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT- INDEPENDENCE DAY DEDICATION TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS 

"The City of Stamford, VFW Springdale Post 9617, and the American Legion Post 3 installed a Liberty Elm and plaques in memory of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients John Cridland Latham, WWI, and Homer Lee Wise, WWII.  The ceremony included speeches by Stamford's arborist, state and city officials, and war veterans; recitations of poetry; patriotic music and bagpipes. After the unveiling of the plaque and placing of the wreaths was a gun salute by the Sea Cadets."

 

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MONTGOMERY, AL -A PATRIOTIC STAND -

"A small cluster of people stood beneath the majestic trees in Kiwanis Park as they dedicated a new addition that honors the past and celebrates future conservation efforts.  The Montgomery Tree Committee (MTC) and members of the local chapters of the Alabama Society of the American Revolution and the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution marked Arbor Day by establishing a Liberty Tree Memorial at the park in Old Alabama Town.  Larry Grewelle, MTC treasurer and organizer of the dedication, said the elm tree is a symbol of the American Revolution, one adopted by the Sons of Liberty to represent independence.  These patriots united secretly against (the) British during the Revolutionary War, and they often held meetings under the Liberty Tree in Boston...."We support and celebrate the history of our country and what made it strong ,"said Sue Jaworowski, publicity chair for the Peter Forney chapter of ASDAR... "We just wanted this (Memorial) to be ceremonial, something to memorialize the history," Jaworowski said."

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - NO GREATER LOVE HONORS SENATOR BOB KERREY, NAVY SEALS AND DELTA PLATOON- 

 

Friends, family and members of No Greater Love, an organization dedicated to providing programs of remembrance for families who lost loved ones in service to our country, established a Liberty Tree Memorial to honor Senator J. Robert Kerrey (Nebraska) on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of his earning the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy SEALS and members of Delta Platoon who served with him. "To honor Senator Kerrey, we have selected a Liberty Elm which is our country's enduring symbol of freedom.  It is Senator Kerrey's enduring patriotic service to his country that we dedicate this tree."

 

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CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE- HONORS GENERAL LAFAYETTE AT THE STATE HOUSE -

 

A Liberty Tree Memorial was established  on the State House grounds to celebrate the 185th anniversary of  French General Lafayette's  visit to Concord, and his address to a joint session of the New Hampshire General Court. His visit was part of a national tour  to the then 24 United States to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Revolution.  By the time of the Revolution, the original Liberty Tree was over 100 ft. tall and had become popular as the rallying point for protests against George III and a meeting place for the "Sons of Liberty." In an act of revenge, the British troops cut down the "Liberty Tree" in August of 1776. Reflecting on that moment, General Lafayette said "The world should never forget the spot where once stood the Liberty Tree, so famous in your annals."

 

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MARSHALL, MICHIGAN LIBERTY TREE MEMORIAL SCOUT PROJECT -

A special American Elm put its roots down across the street from Brook Fountain, but the elm is much more than a tree.  It is part of a Liberty Tree Memorial, a living tribute to our country's foundation and freedom. A grant was awarded to Marshall Rotary BSA Troop 337, as sponsored by the Marshall Area Garden Club (MAGC) . Jacob Davis, an Eagle Scout in Troop 373, coordinated the planting of the tree, the construction of the memorial, and the dedication ceremony along with MAGC member Alice Schneider…U.S. Congressman Dr. Joe Schwartz explained, from personal experience and history, the significance the right of liberty, as secured by the Constitution plays in our society. Schwartz also reminded the crowd that liberty was earned by the nation's forefathers at a heavy cost, and that Thomas Paine was renowned for his activities advocating democracy and liberty during the American revolution.">

 

 
 

Creating a Private Memorial

PRIVATE MEMORIAL - Memorials are a perfect way to celebrate the life of a loved one, pet or special event such as birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings. Each LTS Private Memorial consists of a live, ready-to-plant American Liberty Elm tree, a bronze plaque mounted on a granite monument with your message engraved on it and reproduction of your plaque on parchment, suitable for framing.

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Creating a Public Memorial

Celebrate the founding of your town or city with a Liberty Tree Memorial. The streets of most American towns were once lined with beautiful elm trees. I’m sure yours was no exception. In the years following WWII, Dutch elm disease felled them one by one. In the midst of that devastation, we founded Elm Research and set out to develop an American elm resistant to DED. The Liberty Elm is the result of that research that began over 50 years ago. It has that unique vase shape and carries a written warranty against DED.

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Elm Research Institute

Elm Research Institute, a non-profit organization, was established in 1967 to rally support from the private sector for D.E.D. research.  Through grants and membership dues, ERI research led to the development of a preventive injection for American elms and the introduction of the disease-resistant AMERICAN LIBERTY ELM. ERI members organized a national movement to save the elm from extinction. Read More

 
 

How You Can Help

Dutch elm disease (DED) wiped out over 100,000,000 American elms across the nation between 1945 and 1975, Elm Research Institute was founded in 1967 to develop a truly disease-resistant American elm. After extensive genetic engineering and extensive field testing ERI introduced the American Liberty Elm which has proven to be spectacularly resistant. Over 300,000 have been planted with less than 1% reported lost to DED.

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Liberty Tree Society
11 Kit St.
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603)358-6198, FAX: (603)358-6305
Email: libertytreesociety@gmail.com

ERI Sponsor of The Liberty Tree Society

Elm Research Institute, a non-profit organization, was established in 1967 to rally support from the private sector for D.E.D. research.  Through grants and membership dues, ERI research led to the development of a preventive injection for American elms and the introduction of the disease-resistant AMERICAN LIBERTY ELM...Read More...

 
 
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