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The Veteran Tribute Tree, a New Tradition Begins

America’s servicemen and women protect a proud nation. And at Christmastime, it’s especially important to honor their commitments, their sacrifices, and those who have unfortunately fallen.

This year, we solemnly did our part through the unveiling of a living testament, our Veteran Tribute Tree, in honor of the veterans who are living, deceased, or deployed. Joining us for our inaugural dedication was the Blake family, who placed the first ribbon in memory of their son, Private Joseph Blake, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country during an ambush in Afghanistan.

The dedication took place at the entrance of the VFW National Home’s Tribute Park, which has become a revered spot where veterans and families alike can place cherished items in honor of our  unwavering mission. To the Blakes: God bless you. Let us never forget.

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