The American Legion Weekly [Volume 4, No10 (March 10, 1922)] . ed in front ofthe high school building andare to have a part in com-munity Christmas tree cere-monies, festivals and MemorialDay exercises. The tree-planting idea thathas been most evidenced, how-ever, is that of dedicating rowsof trees along highways, eachnamed for an individual soldierof the World War, living ordead. In Florida, for instance,memorial sentiment is ex-pressed by a road fifteen mileslong from Tampa to Oldsmar.At each end of the road is amarble shaft with a memorialtablet. On both sides of theroad at intervals of 100

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The American Legion Weekly [Volume 4, No10 (March 10, 1922)] . ed in front ofthe high school building andare to have a part in com-munity Christmas tree cere-monies, festivals and MemorialDay exercises. The tree-planting idea thathas been most evidenced, how-ever, is that of dedicating rowsof trees along highways, eachnamed for an individual soldierof the World War, living ordead. In Florida, for instance,memorial sentiment is ex-pressed by a road fifteen mileslong from Tampa to Oldsmar.At each end of the road is amarble shaft with a memorialtablet. On both sides of theroad at intervals of 100
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The American Legion Weekly [Volume 4, No10 (March 10, 1922)] . ed in front ofthe high school building andare to have a part in com-munity Christmas tree cere-monies, festivals and MemorialDay exercises. The tree-planting idea thathas been most evidenced, how-ever, is that of dedicating rowsof trees along highways, eachnamed for an individual soldierof the World War, living ordead. In Florida, for instance,memorial sentiment is ex-pressed by a road fifteen mileslong from Tampa to Oldsmar.At each end of the road is amarble shaft with a memorialtablet. On both sides of theroad at intervals of 100 feetyoung oak trees have beenplanted. The trees, 1,500 ofthem, were bought by publicsubscription. Upon 106 ofthem will be placed bronzemarkers with the names andservice records of the 106 menof Hillsborough County whogave their lives in the war. Between the oak trees areplanted oleanders, whoserichly-colored blossoms almostthe year round give the high-way the appearance of a con-tinuous and brilliant garden.The Rotary Club of Tampa led MARCH 10, 1922 PAGE 7. have been the first also set out a five-year-old tree on the memorial erected grounds of the new Speedway Hospital in his honor. and these, too, were dedicated on Armis- Evansville, Indi- tice Day.ana, with the help The Chicago Tribune has renderedof the Legion, has great assistance to the tree plantingbordered its water- efforts in the Middle Western territoryfront with memo- about Chicago, and numerous corn-rial trees. In Chi- munity and county memorials have beencago and other inspired by the campaign which thispoints in Illinois newspaper has conducted upon the in-on last Armistice itiative of Joseph Medill Patterson, oneDay, 10,000 maple, of its editors, a World War veteran,elm and walnut As the preliminary effort to havetrees were planted 2,000 trees planted along the road be-along memorial tween Beloit, Wisconsin, and Rockford,highways b y Le- Illinois, joint ceremonies were held ongion posts. These .November 18, 19

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