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CALS Max Milam Library to Plant WWI Memorial Tree

CALS Max Milam Library to Plant WWI Memorial Tree


The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Max Milam Library is pleased to announce a tree planting ceremony, Saturday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m., on the grounds of the Milam Library, 609 Aplin Avenue, Perryville, to honor World War I veterans who served in the Great War.

Through a partnership with the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission, CALS sponsored a willow oak tree that will be planted on library grounds. The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee will provide soil from the Meuse-Argonne National Cemetery in France to be added when the tree is planted.

Nearly 72,000 soldiers from Arkansas served in World War I with 2,183 fatalities through combat or illness.

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee has held several commemoration events during 2017 and will continue through this year, including the tree planting program in each county.