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Ohio State University Arbor Day Event to Honor Veterans

April 6, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A tree will be planted to honor all veterans of the nation's armed forces this Arbor Day during a dedication ceremony on the Ohio State University Columbus campus April 24.

The event, which will begin at 10 a.m., will take place at the Colour Columbus Native Tree Collection, north of the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive. OSU's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens is sponsoring the event. Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

"We remember the sacrifices made on our behalf and honor those who chose a career in service to their fellow Americans," said Mary Maloney, director of Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens. The new tree will be added to Chadwick Arboretum's Colour Columbus Native Tree Collection. The location features over 1,000 native trees, grouped according to the state's four ecological regions.

Columbus Dispatch columnist Mike Harden will be the featured speaker.

Parking is available in the Bill Davis Baseball Stadium lot on Fred Taylor Drive.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the dedication ceremony.

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Candace Pollock
Mary Maloney