The American Legion Weekly [Volume 4, No10 (March 10, 1922)] . mmander of The AmericanLegion, expressed the hope that pos-terity would continue to honor thoseto whom the trees were dedicated.And then, seeming to vision the fu-ture, Mr. Galbraith spoke of theday when the two highways shouldbe lined with memorialtrees and upon everyroad there should be liv-ing memorials to thosewho had served and thosewho had died in the war. The spring showers hadscarcely packed the loosesoil about the roots ofthe trees at Vandaliabefore Commander Gal-braith lay dead. A fewdays after the ceremoniesin Ohio, he w

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The American Legion Weekly [Volume 4, No10 (March 10, 1922)] . mmander of The AmericanLegion, expressed the hope that pos-terity would continue to honor thoseto whom the trees were dedicated.And then, seeming to vision the fu-ture, Mr. Galbraith spoke of theday when the two highways shouldbe lined with memorialtrees and upon everyroad there should be liv-ing memorials to thosewho had served and thosewho had died in the war. The spring showers hadscarcely packed the loosesoil about the roots ofthe trees at Vandaliabefore Commander Gal-braith lay dead. A fewdays after the ceremoniesin Ohio, he w
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The American Legion Weekly [Volume 4, No10 (March 10, 1922)] . mmander of The AmericanLegion, expressed the hope that pos-terity would continue to honor thoseto whom the trees were dedicated.And then, seeming to vision the fu-ture, Mr. Galbraith spoke of theday when the two highways shouldbe lined with memorialtrees and upon everyroad there should be liv-ing memorials to thosewho had served and thosewho had died in the war. The spring showers hadscarcely packed the loosesoil about the roots ofthe trees at Vandaliabefore Commander Gal-braith lay dead. A fewdays after the ceremoniesin Ohio, he was killed inan automobile accidentnear Indianapolis. Commander Galbraithsprophetic vision at Van-dalia, however, is rapidlybeing made a reality bythe comrades he left be-hind. Before the end of1921 more than 200,000memorial trees had beenplanted along roads. In every part of thecountry, posts of TheAmerican Legion andother organizations havebegun the planting oftree memorials whichseem destined to trans-form the character of PAGE 6 THE AMERICAN LEGION WEEKLY. American country landscapes. Townsand cities have been dedicating me-morial trees along their streets.Memorial parkways have been laid out,with saplings dedicated to those whofought in the war. Memorial groveshave been dedicated in virgin forests.Denuded plains and hills and valleyshave been replanted in memory ofthose who fought in the World War. Perhaps Commander Galbraith vi-sioned the day when the roads ofAmerica should be like those ofFrance, each lined unendingly by elmsand oaks and poplars. If so, he doubt-less would have seen this day comehad he lived, for today such nationalhighways as the Lincoln Highway, thePacific Highway, the Jackson High-way, the Jefferson Highway, the Roose-velt Highway andthe YellowstoneTrail are alreadyguarded in spotsby sentinel me-morial trees, theadvance guard ofthose to come.And Legion posts,with other soci-eties, are under-taking systemat-ically to fill in thegaps. On Arbor, Me-morial

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