Put-in-Bay School Students Honor Arbor Day at Perry’s Victory

Put in Bay_Arbor Day_04292016 (3)Fourth grade students from Put-in-Bay School honored Arbor Day at a special ceremony sponsored by Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial at 1pm on Friday, 29 April 2016.  A healthy group of island residents witnessed as students assisted park staff in setting two budding Sun Valley Red Maple trees at the entrance to the visitor’s center. Arbor Day Put in Bay The following proclamation was read by Superintendent Barbara Fearon:

Whereas, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton FIRST proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees, and

Whereas, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska ON THAT FIRST Arbor Day, and

Whereas, Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world, and

Whereas, trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife, and

Whereas, trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and

Whereas, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal,

Now, therefore, I, Barbara Fearon, Superintendent of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, do hereby recognize today, April 29, as ARBOR DAY, and I urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, and

Further, I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.

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