The Veterans Remembrance Tree Program was established as another way to remember and honor our veterans. As Gold Star families visited the land where the balsam tips are harvested each year for the wreaths that are placed on veteran’s graves, they found a sense of peace and tranquility form the land. WAA established a program to give them a living memorial to their lost loved ones.
Each family can contact WAA and give information on their loved on. Due to the overwhelming support of this program, WAA has purchased its own dog-tag machine, allowing the families of the veteran the ability to customize their message for the tag. The family is taken out to the balsam tip land to find a tree that will become their living memorial to their loved one. The dog-tag is then placed on the trunk of an evergreen tree of their choosing. A red marker is placed on the tree to show that it has been chosen as a memorial. The trees are kept in production and are tipped every three years; those balsam tips are then used to make the veteran’s wreaths that are placed each December.
This program is open to all families who have had a loved one in the military. For more information, please call: 1-877-385-9504