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Volunteers plant Trees of Courage

March 20, 2004

Albany- Volunteers planted 660 trees, one for each serviceman killed in the war against terrorism.

They were planted in the median of Westover Boulevard as a part of Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful's Trees of Courage tribute.

With shovels in hand volunteers dug holes for the five varieties of trees that will flourish in the six mile stretch from Old Dawson to Old Pretoria Roads.

"You feel like you've done something today and especially with this right now because our military is so important and they're serving our country and fighting for us, so that we can have our freedom and we're serving in a non-violent way so it's really nice that we can give back to them since they give their lives for us," says Kalynn Forney.

More than 300 volunteers participated in Saturday's event. The total project is expected to cost around $100,000.

Posted at 2:35 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com