Our Heroes’ Tree @ MPL

Our Heroes' Tree

Muncie Public Library is participating in Our Heroes’ Tree initiative sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University. The program honors past and present service members and works to create awareness of military families currently affected by deployment.

MFRI is asking public libraries across the state to participate in the program. Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library will each display trees for the community to decorate.

To participate in Our Heroes’ Tree, people need to simply create a handmade ornament honoring a service member in their family or community from past or present wars, conflicts or peacetime operations. Bring the ornament to Kennedy Library or Maring-Hunt Library beginning November 1, where it will be placed on the tree with other ornaments. Supplies to create ornaments will also be available at each Library location. Photocopied pictures (no originals please) and stories about the individual service members may also be submitted and will be placed in a binder on display near the tree.

By participating in the Our Heroes’ Tree project, you will be honoring a family member or loved one from the past or present by acknowledging their service and dedication to our country!

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2 Comments on “Our Heroes’ Tree @ MPL”

  1. Kathy Burton Says:

    Wonderful idea! My Dad served in the Air Force, I was born on the Ladd AF Base in Fairbanks Alaska. My brother Tim served in the Navy and was deployed during Desert Storm under General Swartzkoff. Today he remains active in the Navy Reserve, using his medical skills to help with new recruits. I will gladly bring in some memorabilia to honor them, plus all the other brave men and women who serve.

  2. Susan Danner Says:

    This is a wonderful way to honor those servicemen past and present who have served their country so that we can be free. My father was in the Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a ball turret gunner. Until about 15 years ago he could not even talk about his experiences. As my mother, sister and I listened to Daddy recall his experiences to our children, we were amazed at what he had gone through and understood why he had never been able to talk about his overseas service. On this special day set aside to honor our men and women in uniform, I remember my father and am proud to honor his memory.


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